Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Issues New Assessment
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A major international assessment of climate change adopted by 110 governments provides conclusive new scientific evidence that human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s climate. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988, the report confirms that it is extremely likely (95-100% probability) that most of the warming since 1950 has been due to human influence. This is the first report in which the world’s top climate scientists formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases, establishing a target level – likely to be exceeded in a matter of decades – beyond which the world would face irreversible climatic changes.
The report underscores the urgency of EOS’ work and our commitment to lifecycle management of refrigerants with high global warming potential.