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French climate researchers confirm need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions

February 15th, 2012 by Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

The French climatology community has just completed a major exercise in the simulation of past and future climate conditions on a global scale. This new body of data confirms the conclusions of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2007) on future changes in temperature and rainfall. By 2100, average […]

New climate modelling to explain dramatic decline in Arctic sea ice

October 8th, 2011 by Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

In recent decades, Arctic sea ice has suffered a dramatic decline that exceeds climate model predictions. The unexpected rate of ice shrinkage has now been explained by researchers at CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.