IPCC Explainer: Climate change synthesis report

A visual tour of what you need to know from the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report cycle (2021-2023)

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By John Lang


If you laid out the seven reports that make up the IPCC Sixth Assessment cycle on top of one another, they'd collectively stand 47.5cm tall and weigh 28kg.

The final installation of John's four-part infographic series helps you avoid the heavy lifting.

This is the final of four infographic explainers John created on the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report (2021-23) to make the wealth of information more accessible. All four can be found here:

1. IPCC Explainer: The science of climate change

2. IPCC Explainer: Stopping climate change

3. IPCC Explainer: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

4. IPCC Explainer: AR6 Synthesis Report — Climate Change 2023

If you fancy using the above explainers for yourself (or your classroom), drop John an email, or a note on LinkedIn or X. He can provide them in various formats.




John would like to thank those who offered feedback and provided suggestions, most notably Richard Black, Camilla Hyslop, Gerhard Krinner, Gareth Redmond-King, Debbie Rossen, Alex Ruane, Matthew Palmer, Anna Pirani and Tessa Vincent.

Above all, he'd like to thank the thousands of people from all over the world who contributed to the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report cycle.