IPCC: Summary for Australia


Sep 23, 2013 - 12:00pm

On 27 September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases its latest report the science of climate change.

This IPCC report establishes with high levels of certainty that the planet is warming. The mean global temperature has risen by almost 1°C since pre-industrial times, with increasing temperatures over land and sea. Carbon pollution is already dangerously high. The atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases are now higher than at any time in human history, and at any time for at least 800,000, if not millions of years.

This page includes a media brief summarising the implications for Australia, as well as a number of infographics and vox pops with Australian climate scientists. It also includes other relevant content about the science and impacts of climate change.

To access the media release click here.

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For the IPCC report launch, we asked Australian scientists what keeps them up at night.
Examining the likely impacts of 1, 2 and 3+ degrees of warming on Australia.
This primer covers carbon jargon and explains the concepts behind the zero emissions economy.

Vox Pops

We asked 20 climate scientists in Sydney and Melbourne what keeps them up at night and what we can do to close the gap between the science and public opinion.








Special thanks to the climate scientists and PhD students at University of New South Wales, University of Melbourne, Monash University and CSIRO that participated in the vox pop series.

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