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IPCC: Summary for All

Cat standing by the edge of a mountain, watching the ice melt. Illustration.

Just before the start of COP27, IPCC released a popular science version of its latest report on climate change. Deliang Chen, professor at MERGE and BECC, is one of the authors and comments the summary, which is also available for download.

To make science on climate change and its effects more available to all, IPCC has released a popular science version of its latest report written in a plain language. To make sure the summary was easy to understand, it was reviewed by people who are not climate scientists including school and university students.

The Summary for All covers the following content:

• Climate Change Today: what changes have already occurred and how we know humans are responsible;

• Our Future Climate: what changes could happen in the future depending on the actions we take;

• Limiting Future Climate Change: what is required to stop global temperature from continuing to rise.

Deliang Chen, professor at the University of Gothenburg and affiliated with BECC and MERGE is one of the authors to Summary of All:

- Negotiations at COP27 must be based on research results. This summary can facilitate the understanding of what we know about climate change, says Deliang Chen.

Professor Deliang Chen, standing on the Tibetan Plateau surrounded by snow. Photograph
Professor Deliang Chen, seen on the Tibetan Plateau.

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IPCC: Summary for All