Caring viewers, welcome to Planet Earth: Our Loving Home.
October 26 to 29, 2009 the 31st Session of the United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was held in Bali,
The Panel is a scientific body that provides a
comprehensive scientific view of the current state of climate change
and its projected future effects on the environment, society and the
global economy by reviewing the latest data on the subject.
its efforts to raise public awareness about climate change, the Panel
shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al
During the Session approximately 350 government
officials and climate scientists from around the globe gathered to
discuss the proposed chapter outlines of the Panel’s Fifth Assessment
Report (AR5) to be published in 2014.
The Report is part of an
ongoing series featuring in-depth scientific data on global warming
that includes adaptation and mitigation options.Today, we’ll present
selected excerpts from presentations made during the Session and
Supreme Master Television’s interviews with participants.
Here, Panel chairman Dr. Rajendra Pachauri opens the Session with a welcoming speech.
For more details on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, please visit www.IPCC.ch