Washington, DC (January 23, 2007)- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)- a group established in 1988 to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information on climate change from around the world- is set to release its fourth assessment summing up the latest research on global warming.
The report, to be released publicly on February 2, has been called the ‘smoking gun’ by top US climate scientist Jerry Mahlman. This 1600-page first segment of the four-segment report will most likely identify human sources as the strongest influence affecting global warming due to burning fossil fuels. According to the Associated Press, this first segment was written by 600 scientists and reviewed by another 600 experts and edited by bureaucrats from 154 countries.
The second part of the international climate panel’s report- to be released April 2007- is expected to feature a crucial chapter on how global warming is already changing health, species, engineering and food production, said NASA scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, author of that chapter.