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9 Significant Scientific Findings too Recent to Be Included in the New IPCC Report

9 Significant Scientific Findings too Recent to Be Included in the New IPCC Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its landmark synthesis report this weekend. The report—which summarizes findings released in Assessment Reports over the past year—underscores three major facts about climate change: It’s happening now , it’s already affecting communities and ecosystems around the world, and the most dangerous impacts can still be avoided if we act now. The IPCC reports, released roughly every six years, are the most comprehensive, authoritative consensus on climate change among scientific experts. However, the cut-off date for literature for each Assessment Report was in 2013 , so it’s worth taking stock of recent scientific advancements and climate-related events that have occurred since then. Below we discuss research highlights around four areas: sea level rise, extreme weather and climate events, ecosystems, and greenho...

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