IPCC - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an international organization created by the United Nations to evaluate and report on the state of climate change science and the best projections of climate impacts and strategies for adaptation. The group releases a report updating its projections and attributions of changes to climate change based on what has been learned in the years since the previous report was released. The report includes projections on temperature rises, sea level rise, changes in precipitation and glacier melt, based on expected levels of greenhouse gas emissions. The reports are intended to serve as a resource for the world's policymakers as they come up with strategies to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
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Paris Climate Deal Could Stave Off Disaster, Al Gore Says
Al Gore at AGU
December 17th, 2015
The Paris agreement, which 195 nations signed over the weekend, could be the breakthrough that lets humanity avoid a looming climate catastrophe, Gore said Wednesday (Dec. 16) at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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Climate Change Taking Major Toll Now, UN Report Says
view of Earth and cloud cover
March 31st, 2014
Members of about 100 countries have joined together to issue a new report that emphasizes the immediacy of dangers related to climate change.
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IPCC Green-Lights Kyoto Protocol, Wetlands Reports
Earth, blue marble, satellite image
October 18th, 2013
Countries tallying their total greenhouse gas emissions can now get a better estimate thanks to two new reports adopted this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought
a glacier in southern Greenland.
August 26th, 2015
Sea level rise is occurring right now, but the magnitude and speed of the rise in the future is still a big unknown.
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Climate Scientist: 2 Degrees of Warming Too Much
earth and thermometer showing increasing global surface temperatures
December 4th, 2013
Famed climate scientist James Hansen and colleagues from a diverse array of disciplines, including economist Jeffrey Sachs, make the case that warming needs to be kept below the widely cited figure of 2 degrees Celsius, by means of a carbon tax.
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Climate Change Will Not Spare an Inch of Global Ocean, Study Finds
October 15th, 2013
Researchers have estimated that the effects of climate change will touch every inch in the world's oceans, and will influence the lives of between 1.4 billion and 2 billion people who live and rely on coastal ecosystems.
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IPCC Climate Change Report: Experts React
Store Glacier, West Greenland
September 27th, 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released part of its latest major report on the science of global warming today (Sept. 27). As policymakers digest the latest findings, here are some responses from scientists and other experts in the field.
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Climate Change Gets Graphic in 2050 Weather Forecasts
Brazil weather prediction
September 24th, 2014
To illustrate global warming's possible effects on local weather, 13 nations from around the world created future weather reports in the lead-up to the UN Climate Summit yesterday (Sept. 23) in New York City.
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U.N. Corrects Latest Climate Change Report
Pollution from smokestacks
November 12th, 2013
Six mistakes appear in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest summary report on global warming and climate change.
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Five Things You Must Know About the IPCC Report (Op-Ed)
Yosemite lake
October 2nd, 2013
The IPCC report has much to consider, but five key elements stand out.
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