Deze week komt het vierde rapport van de ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘ uit. De inhoud en de resultaten worden nu al heftig besproken in de media. De Britse krant ‘The Independent’ komt tot de volgende conclusie:
A draft copy of the fourth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that global temperature rises this century of between 2C and 4.5C are almost inevitable. Ominously, however, it also says that much higher increases of 6C “or more” cannot be ruled out.
The final version of the IPCC’s latest report is to be published on Friday but a draft copy, seen by The Independent, makes it clear that climate change could be far worse than previously thought because of potentially disastrous “positive” feedbacks which could accelerate rising temperatures. (Independent)
maandag 29 januari 2007 :: 12.04 uur