IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change

The IPCC prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports about knowledge on climate change, its causes, potential impacts and response options. The IPCC also produces Special Reports, which are an assessment on a specific issue and Methodology Reports, which provide practical guidelines for the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories.

March 20, 2023

AR6 Synthesis Report

Top Findings from the IPCC Climate Change Report 2023 | World Resources Institute (wri.org)

BREAKING: Devastating Impacts, Affordable Climate Solutions Drive IPCC’s Urgent Call for Action

Carbon Brief’s definitive guide to the entire IPCC sixth assessment cycle

April 8, 2022

The great scientist rebellion

Dr. Peter Kalmus didn’t make it to his job at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on Wednesday. The astrophysicist turned Earth scientist locked himself to the doors of a J.P. Morgan bank branch in Los Angeles instead. One of over 1,000 scientists in 27 countries who resorted to civil disobedience this week. Zero Carbon – Chris Hatch

April 4, 2022

The IPCC has finalized the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, the Working Group III contribution.

AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change –IPCC

The Carbon Brief – April 5. 2022.  In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s sixth assessment on how to tackle climate change

February 27, 2022

The IPCC has finalized the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: ImpactsAdaptation and Vulnerability, the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability — IPCC

Read the Guardian Report here – IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

From the National Observer, Chris Hatch Weekly Climate Newsletter

Voices from Ukraine,

Svitlana Krakovska, one of Ukraine’s leading climate scientists, managed to finalize the latest IPCC report from her home in Kyiv making Zoom calls while sheltering with her four children as Putin’s missiles destroyed nearby buildings.

“We will not surrender in Ukraine. And we hope the world will not surrender in building a climate-resilient future,” Krakovska declared. “Human-induced climate change and the war on Ukraine have the same roots, fossil fuels, and our dependence on them.”

IPCC Risk Analysis Shows Safe Limits Have Already Been Passed

March 2, 2022 – The Energy Mix –Primary Author: Tim Radford

Average Warming Could Temporarily Exceed 1.5°C in Next Five Years

Humankind is not just heading for a more dangerous future: for some people, the safe limits have already been passed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows in its climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability report this week.

Global supplies of food became more precarious a few years ago when the planet’s average temperature increased by 1°C: the risk of possible famine however is classed as moderate, the report states. But if the thermometer rises by 2.5°C, the risk to communities, regions, and whole nations becomes high, as harvests fail and flocks perish.

read the Energy Mix coverage of the latest report

August 2021

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change: 2021 The Physical Science Basis
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The IPCC website has lots of important information to help you process the devastating Climate Change report issued earlier this week. In addition to videos and articles, be sure to check out and play around with the Interactive Atlas, which includes Our Possible Climate Futures based on the observed and projected climate change information in the report.

IPCC Report Summary

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From 350.0rg:
Here’s what you need to know about the new IPCC report on the Climate Crisis
Picture of several people pledging to fight for climate justice in the face of the new IPCC Report.

It’s not pretty, but there is some hope. This page from 350.0rg includes some points to break it down for you, starting with the bad, then the ugly, then the good. The images above are taken from a video of people from around the world pledging to fight climate change.

From the Gaurdian
Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet 

Human activity is changing the Earth’s climate in ways “unprecedented” in thousands or hundreds of thousands of years, with some of the changes now inevitable and “irreversible”, climate scientists have warned.

From the Energy Mix
NO MORE EXCUSES: ‘Unimaginable, Unforgiving World’ without Drastic Emission Cuts, IPCC Warns

Human activity is “unequivocally” producing a world of heat waves, wildfires, floods, sea level rise, and needless death and suffering, “it is more likely than not” that average global warming will exceed 1.5°C by 2040, and faster, deeper emission reductions will be needed to bring temperatures back below 1.5° by the end of the century,