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" the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate... "
Fuel for Thought: An Environmental Strategy for the Energy Sector - Page 30
2000 - 118 pages
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Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Greg Elmer - 2002 - 242 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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Climate Change: Evaluating recent and future climate change

Frank Chambers, Michael Ogle - 2002 - 488 pages
...conclusion regarding anthropogenic changes could be made. The corresponding statement in IPCC (1995) 'the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate. Any human-induced effect on climate will be superimposed on the background 'noise' of natural climate...
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Making Kyoto Work: A Transition Strategy for Canadian Energy Workers

Dale Marshall - 2002 - 64 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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S. 1008, the Climate Change Strategy and Technology Innovation Act of 2001 ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs - 2002 - 240 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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Liberal Democracy 3.0: Civil Society in an Age of Experts

Stephen Turner - 2003 - 174 pages
...Change, a United Nations-sponsored body, claimed 'scientific consensus' on the fact of global warming and that 'the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate' (quoted in Singer 1999: 1). The phrasing is significant: it is not claimed that this is a 'scientific...
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Climate Change: Causes, Effects, and Solutions

John T. Hardy - 2003 - 270 pages
...panel of scientists under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has determined that "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." As economists, we believe that global climate change carries with it significant environmental, economic,...
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Global Warming: The Threat of Earth's Changing Climate

Laurence Pringle - 2003 - 52 pages
...2 to as many as 6 degrees Fahrenheit l1 to 3.5 degrees Celsiusl by 2100. In 1995, the IPCC declared that "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate." In 1999, the American Geophysical Union, a prestigious group of earth and space scientists, stated...
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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
...UN 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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Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental ...

Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Merrill Betsill - 2005 - 258 pages
...understanding of climate change. In its Second Assessment Report, released in 1995, the IPCC argued that 'the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate' (Houghton et al. 1996: vii). This finding effectively silenced debates within the negotiations as to...
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Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties

Professor of Geography Vaclav Smil, Vaclav Smil - 2003 - 452 pages
...the latest IPCC report acknowledges the uncertainties of our risk assessments. Although it concludes that "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate" (IPCC 2001, p. 3), it also notes that our ability to quantify the human influence on global climate...
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