IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say

The Guardian (Fiona Harvey) 29 Jul 2014 - Energy and climate change committee says UN climate science panel processes have improved since last major report.

The world’s most comprehensive report yet on the science of climate change has been strongly endorsed by an influential group of MPs.
The Energy and Climate Change Committee found that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's processes were “robust” and their conclusions should be accepted by policymakers.
The IPCC, a grouping of hundreds of scientists convened by the UN, published its mammoth report in three parts from last September to this spring, its first such update in seven years.
It concluded that climate change is almost certainly manmade, that a large proportion of fossil fuel reserves will have to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous warming of 5C or more, and that global warming is being felt "on all continents and across the oceans". It also concluded that the transition to clean energy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was eminently affordable.
But climate sceptics including Lord Lawson of the Global Warming Policy Foundation have said the IPCC's processes and the conclusions were flawed, and sceptics have seized on mistakes in the organisation's 2007 report. (...)
 
Sistemas de vigilância fazem 'temer' o futuro do jornalismo
Expresso | 30 Julho 2014 - Um estudo americano diz que  o programa de vigilância dos serviços de informação daquele país pode fazer perigar a liberdade de imprensa e a democracia. Em causa podem estar o direito ao segredo de justiça de advogados e jornalistas. Neste cenário, "a nossa profissão está em perigo", alerta o jornalista António Granado. (...)


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Participação do Professor Mário Ruivo | Assembleia da República

Comissão da Assembleia da República de Negócios Estrangeiros e Comunidades Portuguesas,

8 de Julho de 2014

Apresentação (em PDF)

Notas de Referência (em PDF)

 
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