New IPCC climate change report draws on better climate models

By on October 3, 2013

A nascent iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier's calving front. (Credit: NASA)

Climate scientists have improved climate models to show more detail at higher resolution, but the outlook for climate change remains the same as it did 20 years ago, according to a release form the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Researchers from the Berkeley Lab were among the 200 lead authors who contributed to the first of three reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Scientists used models contributed from nations across the globe to make long-term climate projections.

Michael Wehner, a scientist from Berkeley Lab who worked on the IPCC study, said extreme climate conditions will likely continue to become more common.

Projections were made based on no policy changes in world governments to limit or reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Image: A nascent iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier’s calving front. (Credit: NASA)

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