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IPCC Sixth Report


September 6, 2021

Reading Holman Jenkins opinion piece in the WSJ over the weekend reminded me that it is important that we read the primary source and not rely on someone else to tell us what it says.

As background, The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the UN Intrrgovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the sixth in a series of reports which assess scientific, technical, and socio-economic information concerning climate change. Three Working Groups (WG) assess

  • I The Physical Science Basis,

  • II Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability and

  • III Mitigation of Climate Change,

of which the first WGI study has been published in 2021 and the other two are planned for 2022. The final synthesis report is due to be finished by late 2022.

The summary for policy makers of The Physical Basis is 42 pages. I suggest we can all find the time to read this summary.

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