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Transmitted February 6, 2007 (202) 228-3102 direct, (202) 302-7086 cell


IPCC Scientists to Brief Senators, Staff and Press on Latest UN Global Warming Report

Last Friday, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 4th Summary to Policymakers, “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis,” which characterizes the evidence of global warming as “unequivocal” and states that there is a 90% certainty that human activities are responsible for most of the increase in global temperatures since 1850. This Thursday, four of the U.S. scientists who authored the IPCC report will brief members of the Senate and the press on the report’s findings and implications. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE REQUESTED TO PLEASE RSVP VIA E-MAIL TO

2:30 PM EST

LOCATION: EPW Hearing Room
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC


Dr. Susan Solomon
Senior Scientist,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Co-chair, IPCC Working Group I

Dr. Kevin Trenberth
Head of the Climate Analysis Section
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO

Dr. Richard Alley
Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Dr. Gerald Meehl
Senior Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research