The UN Intergovernmental Climate Control Panel (IPCC) left no doubt on Monday's opening of the five day meeting September 23-27 in Stockholm, that the climate control crisis was based 95% upon the actions of man. The planet has steadily been increasing the burning of fossil fuels each decade since the 1950's and automotive industry growth, as reported by Karl Ritter of AP.
However, the National Public Radio on its NPR.org site September 23rd noted that actionable movement beyond citing the findings must lead to results in action. Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences at Princeton University, says "There is a certain view now, and I tend to agree with it, that repeating the same story again and simply refining the findings in a way which makes marginal improvements isn't all that helpful."
Due to a gap in the 2007 report, which contained some embarrassing errors that the IPCC was reluctant to correct on the relationship that the "IPCC implied that increasing temperatures were causing increasing disaster losses", says Roger Pieke Jr. of the University of Colorado in Boulder, found that "the scientific literature just doesn't support that."
Pielke and Oppenheimer both suggest that, looking forward, the IPCC might better spend its time targeting reports that define an issue, rather than an intensive report at one meeting based upon the mass contribution of over 800 scientists around the globe.
The NPR report continues with Oppenheimer suggesting that "That kind of report- that's very focused can be done within as little as a year will be very timely, won't be out of date when it hits the streets and yet can be subject to the same kind of thorough peer review- that's the direction that IPCC should be headed."
The first mega report part one comes out this Friday at the IPCC conference. Parts two and three follow in the spring 2014.