Monthly Archives: February 2007

What is the IPCC, anyway?

Reports about the new 2007 IPCC assessment on climate change have been all over the news. The findings are sobering – the globe is warming largely because of human activities, the effects are already being felt, and if we don’t curb greenhouse gas pollution soon the consequences could be catastrophic.

But some folks are not so sure about this IPCC thing. They want to know: “What is the IPCC anyway, and why should I trust what they have to say?” Our good friends at the Wall Street Journal tell us not to trust the IPCC, it’s written by a bunch of “policymakers.” (See the editorial.)

Not so fast. Here’s what the IPCC really is. Read More »

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