By Helen Gavaghan, Lausanne. 3 July, 2019.
There is a mismatch between science conclusions on climate change and the political Will to address consequences of what the science indicates, said Hoesung Lee, chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) this evening at its annual meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland*. The IPCC is the organisation tasked with quality control of the science underpinning the assertion that human activity is causing the average global temperature to rise above what would otherwise be the case. That temperature increase puts additional energy into the atmosphere, with the rise being greater than average at the polar ice caps. The additional energy has to be dissipated in some way, in, for example, storms or regional climate modifications.
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