"The Arctic will retain its power to amaze for a long time. Yet it is now changing beyond the usual regional and annual variations in sea-ice formation, glacier melt and so forth. The Arctic is clearly melting. Its floating ice cap is shrinking and thinning and its glaciers are retreating. By the end of this century, maybe much sooner, there will be frequent Arctic summers with almost no sea...
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports
The IPCC is the international body of scientists charged with investigating the global warming issue. Policy makers look to IPCC reports as the authoritative word on global warming and rely on them to make the difficult choices between the uncertain consequences of global warming and the certain economic harm that will come from minimizing human use of resources that emitgreenhouse gases.
There are two problems with the IPCC reports. First, nonscientists tend to misinterpret the cautious language and exaggerate the global warming findings. And second, many scientists have charged that the IPCC recommendations are based more on political goals than science.
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