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" Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate. "
Scientific Integrity and Public Trust: The Science Behind Federal Policies ... - Page 347
by United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment - 1996 - 1190 pages
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Public Policies for Environmental Protection

Paul R. Portney, Paul Professor Portney, Robert N. Stavins, Robert N. Professor Stavins - 2000 - 294 pages
...the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) concluded in its Second Assessment Report that "the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate" (IPCC 1996a). (This phrase has generated some controversy in its own right. The many uncertainties...
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The Kyoto Protocol & Its Economic Implications

Dan Schaefer - 2000 - 392 pages
...2,000 of the world's leading climate change scientists from more than 50 countries, concluded that "the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate." The IPCC Assessment represents the best synthesis of the science of climate change. It concludes: •...
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Ambivalent Joint Production and the Natural Environment: An Economic and ...

Stefan Baumgartner, Stefan Baumgärtner - 2000 - 321 pages
...certainly some natural variability of the world climate (IPCC 1995:133ff.) it is by now clear that "the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate" (IPCC 1995:5). The joint products of human economic action thus contribute to the observed changes...
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Land Resources: Now and for the Future

Anthony Young - 2000 - 319 pages
...recognized at a political level. In 1995, an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agreed that, The balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate' - 'discernible' being accepted after lengthy debate on the alternatives of 'appreciable', 'measurable',...
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Environmental Policy : Objectives, Instruments, and Implementation ...

Dieter Helm - 2000 - 344 pages
...better with the historical record. Partly for this reason, the IPCC (1995, p. 22) was able to warn that, 'the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate'. Still, even today the science of climate change is riddled with uncertainties: about the extent and...
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Science, Technology, and Society: A Sourcebook on Research and Practice

David D. Kumar, Daryl E. Chubin - 2000 - 308 pages
...The second (and most recent) IPCC assessment on climate change contends that, and for the first time, "[T]he balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate" (IPCC, 1995, p. 22), and that climate change likely will continue. Many (but not all) scientists endorse...
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Potential for Industrial Energy-Efficiency Improvement in the Long Term

J. de Beer - 2000 - 254 pages
...climate on earth. Nevertheless, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that "..the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate " [Houghton et ai, 1996]. It also stated that due to human behaviour "climate is expected to continue...
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Science, Technology, and Democracy

Daniel Lee Kleinman - 2000 - 174 pages
...subjective probabilities. After a number of sentences highlighting such uncertainties, the report concluded: "Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on the climate." The reasons for this now-famous subjective judgment were many. These include a well-validated...
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Managing the Planet: The Politics of the New Millennium

Norman Moss - 2000 - 225 pages
...signals are appearing among the noise', as one member put it. The central conclusion in the summary is: 'The balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on climate'.The members of Working Group 1 worked over this sentence for hours at their final meeting...
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Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance

Paul Edwards, Professor Paul N Edwards - 2001 - 385 pages
...long-term natural variability and the time-evolving pattern of forcing by, and response to, changes in concentrations of greenhouse gases and aerosols, and...is a discernible human influence on global climate. (Houghton et al. 1996, 5; emphasis added) Three-quarters of this paragraph consists of caveats about...
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