Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Reports from its Fifth Assessment (2013-2014)

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced three reports in 2013 and 2014 as part of its Fifth Assessment of the world’s climate.  On 1st November 2014 the IPCC published both a 40-page Synthesis Report: Summary for Policymakers and a 116-page Synthesis Report: Longer Report. These two reports combine the results of the three much longer, earlier reports. The synthesis reports provide an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasising new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007. All the above reports can be found here. For those who want an even shorter summary we recommend the 2-page Headline Statements from the Summary for Policy Makers.