A few months after the previous reports, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the United Nations Commission created to monitor and report on climate change, is about to release a new report called Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate which is part of the Sixth Assessment Cycle.
The new document assesses the physical processes and impacts of climate change in mountain, polar, coastal, oceanic ecosystems and how much this will impact (and is already impacting) on human communities, as well as assessing options for people to adapt to climate change for a more sustainable future.
The word cryosphere — from the Greek kryos, meaning cold or ice — describes the frozen components of the Earth system, including snow, glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves, icebergs and sea ice, ice on lakes and rivers as well as permafrost and seasonally frozen ground.
To produce its own reports, the IPCC mobilizes and involves hundreds of scientists around the world, coming from various specializations, who follow a rigorous verification and approval procedure.
The press conference for the presentation of the new report will take place on September 25, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco (all useful informations for the press to attend the event are available on the official IPCC press release) .
Previously, the IPCC issued the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (October 2018), the Methodology Report 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (May 2019) e lo and the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (August 2019).