IPCC 6th Assessment Report
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of three installments of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The first installment is from Working Group I (WG1) and it discusses the physical science of climate change. Reports from Working Groups II (Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability) and III (Mitigation of climate change) will follow in 2022.
This report emphasizes the increasing confidence that scientists have that human activities are both increasing CO2 concentrations and warming our planet.
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