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" the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate... "
Scientific Integrity and Public Trust: The Science Behind Federal Policies ... - Page 346
by United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment - 1996 - 1190 pages
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At the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Polar Regions

Kieran Mulvaney - 2001 - 286 pages
...of the world's boreal forests could disappear within decades. * * * In 1995, the IPCC declared that the "balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate" and predicted a temperature increase of anywhere from 1.8F to 6.3F by the end of the twenty-first...
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Climate Change: Evaluating recent and future climate change

Frank Chambers, Michael Ogle - 2002 - 464 pages
...conclusion regarding anthropogenic changes could be made. The corresponding statement in IPCC (1995) 'the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human...superimposed on the background 'noise' of natural climate variability, which results from internal fluctuations and from external causes such as solar...
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Making Kyoto Work: A Transition Strategy for Canadian Energy Workers

Dale Marshall - 2002 - 62 pages
...factors (eg increases in greenhouse gas concentrations). 16 The second IPCC assessment report concluded, "The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." 17 The third report has increased the certainty that humans are responsible, noting that there is "new...
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Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Greg Elmer - 2002 - 217 pages
...principle knowledge claim made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — its statement on "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." The discursive positionings of the relevant players in the climate change debate could be mapped. In...
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Clean Air Act Oversight Issues: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Clean ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Clean Air, Wetlands, Private Property, and Nuclear Safety - 2002 - 558 pages
...is quite uncertain. 16 Humans Are Changing the Climate In 1995, the IPCC assessment concluded that "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." 17 Since then the evidence has become much stronger-the recent record warmth of the 1990's, the historical...
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S. 1008, the Climate Change Strategy and Technology Innovation Act of 2001 ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs - 2002 - 206 pages
...years is attributable to human activities. The 1995 IPCC climate-science assessment report concluded: "The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." There is now a longer and more closely scrutinized observed temperature record. Climate models have...
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Looking Ahead:International Law in the 21st Century

Canadian Council on International Law. Conference - 2002 - 347 pages
...that human activities were contributing to the problem. Their 1995 Second Assessment Report concluded: "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate". The response of the international community was to negotiate, sign and ratify the United Nations Framework...
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Global Environmental Change

Ronald E. Hester, Roy M. Harrison - 2002 - 197 pages
...much uncertainty. A sentence carefully crafted by the meeting was unanimously agreed by the delegates: 'the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate'. Following the 1995 Report, the IPCC produced several Technical Papers in order to answer particular...
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The Earth Around Us: Maintaining A Livable Planet

Jill Schneiderman - 2008 - 300 pages
...of the surface warming observed this century is attributable to human emissions of greenhouse gases. Any human-induced effect on climate will be superimposed on the background "noise" of natural variations in climate. Scientists have discovered that many natural sources can cause the climate to...
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Climate Change Impacts to the United States: Hearing Before the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - 2003 - 58 pages
...advisory body. The IPCC s main conclusion, featured in its Summary for Policymakers (SPM), states that "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." This widely quoted, innocuous-sounding but ambiguous phrase has been misinterpreted by many to mean...
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