Climate research heats up

November 20, 2014 11:04 AM

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Climate research heats up

The IPCC publishes regular reports pulling together recent scientific literature on understanding climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. The purpose of these assessments is to provide a scientific basis for governments around the world to develop their climate-related policies.

Thousands of published papers are assessed by hundreds of volunteer authors for each of the IPCC reports. The latest - the Fifth Assessment Report - has 831 authors and was published in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014.These reports are huge because vast numbers of papers are publ...

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