As reported by The Telegraph, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has produced the first part of its latest assessment on climate change. The report is the fifth by the IPCC and the first in six years.
Each assessment report is published three volumes – the first now has been published and the final two parts will be released in 2014.
It has taken scientists six years to put the report together with input from 800 experts and citing more than 9,000 scientific studies.
The initial part of the report will focus on the science of climate change while the second and third parts will look at the impact of climate change and what can be done to mitigate it.
The IPCC is an intergovernmental body which was established in 1988 by the United Nations.
See The Telegraph’s feature. Photo: ALAMY