Days before the long anticipated release of a major report on climate change, Climate Change 2007, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we sat down with Research Scientist Phillip Mote, to discuss his views on global warming, and some of the possible future effects on agriculture and the environment if we do not change our present course.
“Most of the observed increase in globally averaged temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations. This is an advance since the TAR’s conclusion that “most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations”. Discernible human influences now extend to other aspects of climate, including ocean warming, continental-average temperatures, temperature extremes and wind patterns”—
Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis Summary Report