While reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are extremely detailed and thorough, the language used is often extremely complicated and off putting to the non-specialist and the general public. As an example, the IPCC’s latest report consisted of 1,194 pages of detailed text – scientist talking to scientist.
If the efforts to counter climate change are to be accepted by the general population this data must be made available in a clear, politics-free format.
The IPCC provide useful summaries of their reports. However, I think that clearer – while still detailed – versions of the data will give more insight into the basis for their interpretation. I think this level of understanding is essential to gain support for efforts to counter climate change.
Each Chapter of the IPCC reports will be summarized and presented in as clear a text as possible. Unavoidable technical terms will be explained.
The first IPCC report that we will consider on this site is the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Global Warming of 1.5ºC, published in 2018.