IPCC report Archives - State of the Planet

“Urgency. Gravity. Hope.” World’s Top Climate Report Highlights Dire Need for Climate Action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s assessment report issues catastrophic warning if immediate climate action is not taken by governments across the globe.

by |March 23, 2023
Mount Kanchenjunga, the third largest mountain in the world, is shared between Nepal and India. Credit ICIMOD.

Glaciers a Common Thread Throughout New UN Climate Report

Across many chapters and sections of the new IPCC report, glaciers help to tell the story of climate change’s global impacts and how communities are responding.

by |February 28, 2022
mangrove forests near mesoamerican barrier reef

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: What’s New in the Latest IPCC Release

An interview with Ben Orlove, lead author on the report’s chapter on decision-making around climate adaptation.

by |February 28, 2022

An Inside Look at the Making of the Recent IPCC Report

IRI climate scientist Daniel Ruiz Carrascal shares his experiences working on this globally influential report, as well as his thoughts about how he hopes it will affect research and action in the future.

by |December 17, 2021

How Close Are We to Climate Tipping Points?

Will overshooting 1.5°C of warming push us over climate tipping points, triggering irreversible and abrupt changes?

by |November 11, 2021
grinnell glacier

New United Nations Report on Climate Change Documents the Grave Condition of the World’s Glaciers

Almost all of the world’s glaciers are in retreat.

by |August 30, 2021

When “Code Red” Climate Risk Meets Political Risk, Which Prevails? A Chat with Ian Bremmer

A conversation on the new UN climate-panel warning with a top analyst of the politics of global risk – and a bonus roundtable with IPCC scientists.

by |August 12, 2021
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A Hot, Fiery, Flooding Present and Future – the Latest Warning from the U.N. Climate Panel

The remedy is the same, cut vulnerability now and emissions now. Are we listening?

by |August 9, 2021

Center for Climate and Life Fellow Explains IPCC Sea Level Warning

Pierre Dutrieux, a Lamont-Doherty oceanographer and 2019 Climate and Life Fellow, discusses his Antarctic research and what the new IPCC report says about sea level rise.

by |September 25, 2019
glacier in austria

New IPCC Report Offers New Data, Stern Warnings, Hope

The report shows that every degree of warming matters for livelihoods in most communities.

by |October 11, 2018