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Australian heatwave part of global warming trend: IPCC

Australian heatwave part of global warming trend: IPCC

Updated 15 January 2013, 14:28 AEST

The United Nations' chief science body says the global warming trend is "unmistakeable" and its defended the science behind the conclusion, saying it's robust.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due to hand down its next major report in September. More than 255 lead authors of the report are in Hobart for a special meeting and they have vowed to deliver "scientifically defensible" findings when their report is released in just over eight months. The IPCC Chairman, Rajendra Pachauri says there's no doubt last week's extreme heat in Australia is part of a global warming trend.

He's speaking to Environment reporter Sarah Clarke.

Presenter: Sarah Clarke

Speakers: Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

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