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News from UN regarding the global climate

The UN Climate Panel will soon publish its new report on climate changes. Research professor Jørgen E. Olesen from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Aarhus has, together with thousands of other scientists worldwide, collected available knowledge on the subject.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently finalizing its fourth assessment report ”Climate Change 2007”.

The report provides an outlook on the present situation regarding global warming based on publicized scientific material. The report is the result of several thousand scientific authors’ work over the years.

Earlier reports have been publicized in 1990, 1995 and 2001 and they have all been influential on international climate policy, including adoption of UN’s Climate Convention in 1992 and the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.

Like the previous three reports, the fourth assessment report is divided into three areas:

  1. Scientific knowledge regarding climate changes
  2. Effects of and adaptation to climate changes
  3. Counteraction against climate changes

A report that transverses the subjects and draws conclusions is also in the making.

The area covers results from climate research regarding global warming. There is a special focus on results that have come forth since publication of the third assessment report in 2001.

In the second area research professor Jørgen E. Olesen from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Aarhus has contributed with the following subjects:

  • The effects of climate changes on nature and man. What has been observed and in which areas are we vulnerable?
  • Coming climate changes. What are the consequences?
  • Climate changes and their effects in different areas of the world
  • Adaptation to climate changes

For further information please contact: Research professor Jørgen E. Olesen, Institute of Agroecology and Environment, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus, telephone: +45 8999 1659, mobile: +45 4082 1659, e-mail: [email protected]

Wednesday 09 May 2007 | Communication Unit