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Understanding Climate Change - Nobel Peace Prize puts spotlight on climate protection

12.10.2007
Today, the importance of spreading knowledge about climate change is emphasized by the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore. GreenFacts is pleased to contribute to disseminating the most recent scientific findings on the subject by publishing a faithful, reader-friendly overview of the latest IPCC assessment report.

This summary, freely available at http://www.greenfacts.org/, offers a convenient tool for revisiting the IPCC’s core findings about man-made climate change and ways to counteract it. It shows that connections between human activities and global warming are becoming even clearer and the consequences still more apparent.

GreenFacts, an independent non-profit organization based in Brussels, provides the general public with plain-language versions of scientific consensus reports issued by international bodies. GreenFacts’ summary of the IPCC’s important conclusions on climate change have been reviewed by five independent scientists – who contributed to the IPCC assessment – in an effort to remain clear, accurate and unbiased.

Structured as questions and answers, the summary – available at no charge in English, French, Spanish and Dutch – guides the reader through one of today’s most challenging and controversial policy issues. In a few clicks, the reader can easily gain an overview of the complex science of climate change, get more information about points of special interest, and obtain full assurance about the reliability of the information source.

GreenFacts has received wide praise from the scientific community for its peer-reviewed summaries of scientific consensus reports on issues of growing interest. Climate change is just one of many topics covered on the GreenFacts website. Other recent publications include overviews of consensus reports on biodiversity, carbon dioxide capture and storage, nanotechnology and AIDS.

GreenFacts is a unique and powerful resource at a time when science is critical to our understanding of issues of health and the environment.

About GreenFacts

GreenFacts was created in 2001 by individuals from scientific institutions, environment and health organisations, and businesses, who called for wider access to unbiased information on environment and health topics.

As an observer organization of the IPCC, GreenFacts closely follows the adoption of the scientific reports that constitute the backbone of the IPCC 4th assessment report: “The Physical Science Basis”

Stephanie Mantell | alfa
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http://www.greenfacts.org/en/climate-change-ar4/index.htm

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