Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) News

Why the Worst Case for Climate Change Doesn’t Look Realistic: Viewpoint

In recent years, much of the commentary about climate change has gone from sternly serious to wildly despairing. A new report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the effects of climate change are accelerating and …

U.N. Science Panel Warns Climate Impacts on Oceans Include Rising Seas, Dry Rivers

Scientists behind a landmark study of the links between oceans, glaciers, ice caps and the climate delivered a stark warning to the world on Wednesday: slash emissions or watch cities vanish under rising seas, rivers run dry and marine life …

Average World Temperatures to Far Exceed Paris Climate Agreement Goals: Report

Average world temperatures are on course to far exceed the main goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday [Nov. 11]. But the overshoot by the end of this century could be …

Greenhouse Gases Reach Level Last Seen 3-5 Million Years Ago: WMO Report

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record not seen since sea levels were 10 meters to 20 meters (33 feet to 66 feet) higher than they are now, the World Meteorological Organization said in a report. Concentrations of …

Urgent Action Needed to Avoid ‘Unthinkable’ Damage from Climate Change: UN

Society would have to enact “unprecedented” changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as …

Global Warming Likely to Exceed Paris Agreement Cap of 1.5°C by 2040: UN

Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.’s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change. …

Climate Change and Hurricanes – The Worst Is Yet to Come

How powerful would Hurricane Harvey have been in 1880? How much stronger might it be in 2100? A single Hurricane Harvey has been more than anyone can bear. But to better prepare cities for future storms, researchers are preparing to …

Could Global Warming Be Speeding Up? It’s Likely, Say Harvard Scientists

Two climate scientists suggest they’ve come closer to resolving a critical debate about how quickly human activity will heat up the planet. The answer isn’t good news. It’s almost universally understood that the Earth will continue to get warmer for …

IPCC Releases Complete Synthesis Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced that it has launched the complete version of the Climate Change Synthesis Report, the concluding instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). As its name suggests the full Synthesis Report integrates and …

Pacific Nations to Highlight Cyclone Pam, Insurance Pool in Climate Talks

Pacific Islands devastated by Cyclone Pam over the weekend will be using the disaster to drive home the need for a globally funded insurance pool to aid in the recovery from such events when they attend climate-change talks in Paris. …