Climate Change: Today, in the Past and in the Future

Climate Change: Today, in the Past and in the Future

  • 6 November 2007

Ulrich Cubasch presented a number of direct measurements
of the earth’s climate that show an increase of
0.74 degrees Celsius in the average surface temperature
during the last 100 years. During the same period,
widespread changes in the precipitation pattern have also
been observed as well as the Arctic sea ice shrinking by
2.7 percent per decade. He said industrialization since
1750, along with the burning of fossil fuels that alter the
composition of the atmosphere, is seen as the major reason
for this climate change.
He outlined future scenarios about climate change
according to levels of population growth, standard
of living in societies and people’s energy needs. He
discussed the impact of global warming on the climate
system, using data from eight European models to
estimate the climate change in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Tuesday 6 November 2007

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Tuesday 6 November 2007

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