IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report

6 Robust findings, key uncertainties

As in the TAR, a robust finding for climate change is defined as one that holds under a variety of approaches, methods, models and assumptions, and is expected to be relatively unaffected by uncertainties. Key uncertainties are those that, if reduced, could lead to new robust findings. {TAR SYR Q.9}

Robust findings do not encompass all key findings of the AR4. Some key findings may be policy-relevant even though they are associated with large uncertainties. {WGII 20.9}

The robust findings and key uncertainties listed below do not represent an exhaustive list.