Paleo contents, IPCC AR6 FOD

ipccDownload the excel document (22.7KB) here.

PAGES would like to bring to your attention an opportunity to review the first-order draft (FOD) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 (WG1) contribution to IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

To facilitate your review of paleoclimate information in the FOD, PAGES and its Early-Career Network (ECN) have assembled a table listing the paleo contents from across the report. Download the excel document shown above.

AR6 does not have a chapter dedicated to paleoclimate. Instead, paleo information is integrated throughout the report. The table of contents will help you locate text and evaluate possible inconsistencies, gaps and overlaps across the chapters. It also highlights sections that contain assessment statements using IPCC controlled vocabulary (e.g. "high confidence"). These key statements are often featured in the Executive Summaries, which feed the Summary for Policy Makers.

PAGES strongly encourages a robust review of the WG1 report. Your input is needed to assure a comprehensive and balanced treatment of the most important paleoscience in AR6. Specific suggestions that fill gaps relevant to policy decisions are especially encouraged. Expert Reviewers will be recognized for their contribution, with their name and affiliation included in the Annex of Reviewers in the published WG1 report.

In addition to comments on the text, we encourage your input to "Annex II. Paleoclimate data." The Annex is meant to document the paleoclimate and long-term forcing datasets that underlie information in multiple chapters and to provide a traceable account of the studies and data that form the basis of the assessments of paleoclimate. Please comment on how the utility and content of the Annex might be improved.

To review the report, register with the IPCC before 16 June here.

Guidelines for the review (pdf) can be accessed here.

The deadline for review comments is 23 June.

Queries can be sent to PAGES Scientific Steering Committee member Darrell Kaufman, who was instrumental in establishing the table of contents: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.