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This site hosts text-only extracts from the IPCC 6th Assessment Reports. Specifically, the following are available:

The IPCC is expected to release a final Synthesis Report by the end of 2022.


The purpose is to increase accessibility of this critical information for the visually impaired, those on low-bandwidth connections or low-powered devices, and for any other accessibility purpose.

This site is a hobbyist project by an autistic, dyslexic trans person with information-processing disorders who found the official deliverables from the IPCC to be very inaccessible on a personal level. This site is an attempt to increase access to this critical information for more people. No affiliation with the IPCC is expressed or implied. Fair use rights to any copyrighted material are asserted for reasonable disability accommodations.

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AR 6 Working Group Reports

Working Group III - April 4, 2022

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Working Group II - February 27, 2022

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Cross-Chapter Papers


Working Group I - August 9, 2021

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The IPCC produces comprehensive reports on the latest scientific understanding of the on-going climate crisis. The Working Group I AR6 report was leaked to the press and then officially published on August 9, 2021. The Working Group II AR6 report was released on February 27, 2022. The Working Group III AR6 report was released publicly on April 4, 2022.

The documents are made available on the IPCC's website as PDF files, which are a barrier to accessibility for a number of reasons. This site maintains text-only extracts created from these official PDF files for the express purpose of increasing accessibility of the content and/or to help any readers who cannot access the PDFs for whatever reason.

Refer to WG I - Chapter 1, Page 5 for a more complete explanation of the IPCC, its structure and history, and the context of these reports.


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