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Here is the 2013 report, along with a summary for policymakers, from Working Group I of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which forms part of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).  Evidence of climate change set out in the report is based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models. A finding of Working Group 1 is that warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and, since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed,the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased. Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reductions in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes. This evidence for human influence has grown since AR4. The report finds is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.

 

Go to Resource: http://www.ipcc.ch/

About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

Find out more about the Fraser Basin Council and the BC RAC at www.fraserbasin.bc.ca.

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Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.