Summary of First of Three IPCC Reports Released

Today the IPCC finalized the Summary for Policy Makers for the first of three installments of its Fifth Assessment Report. Thanks to +Weather Underground for sharing this graphic summarizing the scientific agreement about human caused global warming.

It should be noted that the statement in the Summary for Policy Makers in the current report identifies both "greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together":

"It is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together. The best estimate of the human induced contribution to warming is similar to the observed warming over this period. {10.3}"

The Summary for Policy Makers is available here:
http://www.climatechange2013.org/images/uploads/WGIAR5-SPM_Approved27Sep2013.pdf

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The latest IPCC report states there's a 95% chance that most of global warming is human-caused. Visit Dr. Jeff Masters' latest blog for more info:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2535&cm_ven=gp

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