The UN will have the director of Research of IHCantabria, Íñigo Losada for the next reports of Climate Change.
Friday, 18 August 2017 08:46

The UN will have the director of Research of IHCantabria, Íñigo Losada for the next reports of Climate Change.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN highest scientific body in this field, has selected Íñigo Losada, Research Director at the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics at the University of Cantabria and ETSI Professor of Roads, Channels and Ports, to develop Two special reports on the impacts of warming on the soil and oceans.


This was announced today on its website, IPCC was created in 1988 to compile available scientific information and inform governments and society on existing knowledge on climate change, so that it serves as a basis to combat this phenomenon .


Since its inception the IPCC has produced five reports on the state of climate science, one every 4 or 5 years, and is in the preparation of one sixth for 2021/2022, albeit prior to that date and given the rapidity with Which is advancing this phenomenon, the Governments have asked for three special studies.


The first, scheduled for September 2018, will analyze the impacts of temperature rise of 1.5 degrees compared to the preindustrial era, and the two following, which should be ready in September 2019, will review the impacts on soil and In the oceans with the contributions of five Spanish scientists.


The report on the ground, will focus on the processes of desertification, degradation of land, sustainable use of it and the impact of greenhouse gases on terrestrial ecosystems with the participation of 103 experts 52 countries selected from 640 candidates.

 

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