27 Sep '13, 3pm

Humans behind climate change, says IPCC | UK Green Building Council

The assessment, the fifth from the IPCC, says scientists are 95% certain human activity is behind observed temperatures rises recorded since the 1950s. Each of the last three decades have been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade since 1850, says the report. It added that a so-called pause in warming over the past 15 years sine 1998, does not reflect long-term trends. Paul King, Chief Executive of UK-GBC, said: "The IPCC's report provides unequivocal evidence that humans are the driving forcing behind climate change, and sends a clear message to policy makers that now is the time to act. The built environment offers by far the most cost–effective mitigation potential of any sector. "We must see greater urgency from politicians and the private sector to drive down carbon, and to capitalise on the business opportunities in doing so." To read t...

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