Reading the new IPCC climate crisis report: part 1

Today we’ll start our reading of the new IPCC climate report.

In this post you’ll find a summary of the “Summary for Policymakers,” along with questions, observations, and some resources. We’re following the online reading plan laid out here.


The Summary begins by asserting a finding: that human activities have warmed the world. The document breaks this down by parts of the world (sea, land, different atmospheric layers) and by degrees of certainty, along with room for some…