|Mild January day in Mt Vernon Ohio in 2018|
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a formal report (in my sense, a "book"), which the press has picked up as quite alarming and “code red”.
The main page for loading the reports is “The AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”. This breaks into three major reports: “Summary for Policymakers” (39 pages)
The second section is “Technical Summary”, 150 pages, all preliminary that say “do not cite, quote or distribute”m after the first 41 page summary/ .
Then there is a “Full Report” that combines everything, mostly preliminary with the same disclaimer, 3949 pages.
There is an executive summary, six pages. Warming of the Earth from the start of industrialization has been 1.1 degrees C (almost 2 degrees C). Limiting total warming to 2 degrees C will be very challenging.
There is an executive summary, six pages.