EOAS Director Robert Kopp Contributes to the First Part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, released August 9, 2021


By Carol Peters

EOAS Director Robert Kopp contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis,” which is the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, which was released on August 9, 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of the IPCC.

Kopp is a contributing author of Chapter 4 of the “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,” titled “Sea Level Rise and Implications for Low-Lying Islands, Coasts, and Commuities.” According to the IPCC website, Chapter 4 “assesses past and future contributions to global, regional and extreme sea level changes, associated risk to low-lying islands, coasts, cities, and settlements, and response options and pathways to resilience and sustainable development along the coast.”

The Sixth Assessment Report, the IPCC wrote, “is the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.”

Kopp has been widely quoted in media coverage of the Sixth Assessment Report:

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Seattle Times:
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Chicago Tribune:
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The Nation:
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