IPCC AR6 wg2 report summary

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group 2 (wg2) released its sixth assessment report (AR6) at the end of February. Here are some key points from the Summary for Policymakers and the Technical Summary.

IPCC climate change report summary

IPCC 2021 AR6 Report summary. The graphic shows how the frequency of a rare event changes in future climate scenarios. A temperature extreme that occurred about once every 50 years is now occurring 4.8 times per 50 years. If the global temperature rise reaches 1.5, 2.0 or 4.0 degrees Celcius, then the event would happen 8.6, 13.9, or 39.2 times per 50 years, respectively.

According to the latest IPCC report, the mean global surface temperature has already risen by 1.09°C above pre-industrial levels. Here’s a brief summary of the essential points from the IPCC’s sixth assessment report.