IPCC AR5 - Working Group 1 Report
Every six years, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) produces a summary of the latest scientific literature examining climate change. The reports come in three different parts:
- Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis
- Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability
- Working Group 3: Mitigation of Climate Change.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science has played a major role in the IPCC Working Group 1 report as Convening Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors and Review Editors. Our science has been cited heavily in the report helping to highlight our international impact on climate system science.
This page brings together the resources required to understand the first of these reports, Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis.
Below you will find key links to information about the report and a video by Centre of Excellence researcher and a lead author of AR5, Nathan Bindoff, as he explains the IPCC process. You can also find out more about how to read an IPCC report with this article published in The Conversation - Explainer: how to read an IPCC report.
Follow these links to find out more about:
Commentary on the IPCC Working Group 1 report by ARCCSS researchers
- Is global warming in hiatus? Prof Andy Pitman (review editor)
- IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: More certainty, not much news. Prof Steve Sherwood, Dr Lisa Alexander (chapter authors)
- Commentary by international climate scientists
- Federal Dept of Environment IPCC AR5 pages (an excellent resource)
- What is the IPCC? (pdf) - alternative link
- Timeline: Highlights of the IPCC (pdf) - alternative link
- How the IPCC selects its authors. (pdf) - alternative link
- What literature is used by the IPCC in its assessment? (pdf) - alternative link
- How the process works. (pdf) - alternative link
- How the IPCC approves reports (pdf) - alternative link
- How the IPCC deals with alleged errors (pdf) - alternative link
- Quick facts.
- Working Group 1 full factsheet. (pdf) - alternative link