Science and Health

UK scientists support climate data

(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-12-11 05:15

Some 1,700 British scientists signed up in a statement on Dec 10 to dispel the doubt surrounding the climate data as a result of leaked emails from a few scientists involved in the climate change studies.

In the statement, the scientists firmly gave their support to the findings released by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the years.

They "have the utmost confidence in the observational evidence for global warming and the scientific basis for concluding that it is due primarily to human activities," the statement reads.

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"The evidence and the science are deep and extensive. They come from decades of painstaking and meticulous research, by many thousands of scientists across the world who adhere to the highest levels of professional integrity…"

"The science of climate change draws on fundamental research from an increasing number of disciplines, many of which are represented here."

"As professional scientists, from students to senior professors, we uphold the findings of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, which concludes that 'Warming of the climate system is unequivocal' and that 'Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations'."