IPCC Involvement

Michael Oppenheimer has served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Special Report of Oceans, Cryosphere and Climate Change, Chapter 4 (2017-2019). On September 25, 2019 the Summary for Policymakers of the Special report was published. 

Oppenheimer is also serving as Review Editor for a forthcoming Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC (2018-2021). He has been involved in numerous IPCC reports over the past several decades, including in 2007 as part of the group of contributing scientists who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 

IPCC podium as authors discuss report approval

Media Coverage

The oceans are taking a beating under climate change, U.N. report warns
Los Angeles Times, September 25th, 2019
Michael Oppenheimer comments

New U.N. climate report: Massive change already here for the world's oceans and frozen regions
The Washington Post, September 25, 2019
Michael Oppenheimer comments

The World's Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns
The New York Times, September 25, 2019
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New climate report: Oceans rising faster, ice melting more
ABC News 57, September 25, 2019
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The Future of Ocean Life is Bleak if We Don't Cut Carbon Emissions
PBS News Hour, September 25, 2019
Video Interview with Michael Oppenheimer

World's Oceans are Losing Power to Stall Climate Change
Nature, September 25, 2019
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How Oceans Rise and Die on a Warming Planet
The New Yorker, September 26, 2019
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Climate Change Report Author Explains Why Oceans Are at Risk
NBC News Now, September 26, 2019
Video Interview with Michael Oppenheimer

Warming Transforms the Oceans and the Poles
ScienceMag.org, September 27, 2019
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Florida is in for More Dead Corals, Sea Rise and Floods, Says New UN Climate Report
Miami Herald, September 27, 2019
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