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IPCC climate update lands today

Australia not looking good.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  will today release its latest report on the world’s current climate systems and climate change impacts.

The report, the first since 2013, is a three-part study with today’s release concentrating on “the physical science basis” for climate change.

It is expected to be available at 6pm AEST. The following two sections, “Mitigation of climate change” and “Impacts, adaption and vulnerability” are expected in 2022.

The release will have 12 chapters ranging from human impacts on climate change to the links between global and regional climate change.

David Karoly, Chief research scientist for the CSIRO in his article for The Conversation says that the report “will give world leaders the most up-to-date information about climate change to inform their policies”.

The report which has been put together by over 230 scientists from 60 different countries is the result of a culmination of over 14,000 research papers.

Karoly writing that the report is “relevant” to everyone, not just world leaders.

“The report will provide the most updated and comprehensive understanding of the climate system and climate change, both now and into the future. For that reason, it’s relevant to everyone: individuals, communities, businesses and all levels of government,” he writes.

Today’s release is also expected to contain information on regional Australia for the first time investigating “human triggers for disasters such as bushfires” according to an article in The Financial Review.

A report by the Australian Institute will also be released today to coincide with the IPCC report and is expected to put pressure on the Australian government.

Australian National University professor Hugh Saddler claiming that the report will show how lax Australia has been in comparison to the rest of the world in regard to easing its reliance on fossil fuels.

“The research shows that Australia is not leading the race to reduce emissions in our economy, we are lagging at the back of the pack of developed countries,” Saddler told The Financial Review.

Those that wish to read the report will be able to tonight on the IPCC website with the reports ‘Summary for policy makers’ being the most accessible and written with the general public in mind.

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