IPCC at AGU 2021

IPCC at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2021

The IPCC will be at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2021 in New Orleans and online from 13 to 17 December, presenting science from the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report in scientific sessions as well as in a press conference.

IPCC authors will be available to speak to journalists.

For interview requests please contact IPCC Working Group I Communications Manager Katherine Leitzell: katherine.leitzell@ipcc.ch, or the IPCC Press Office at ipcc-media@wmo.int.

Press Conference

IPCC authors will present some of the key science advances reflected in the new report, provide an overview of the regional climate information in the report for the Americas, an overview of access to tools for accessing report information, and give journalists a chance to ask questions and make connections with climate change experts who worked on the report.


  • June-Yi Lee
    IBS Center for Climate Physics, Korea, Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 2
  • Vaishali Naik
    NOAA, Coordinating Lead Author Chapter 6
  • Alex Ruane
    NASA, Coordinating Lead Author Chapter 12
  • Daniel Ruiz-Carrascal
    Columbia University, Lead Author, Chapter 12

Additional authors will join for the Q&A session.


The press conference is open to journalists who have registered for AGU.

Registration: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Register-Housing/Media-Registration

  • Time: 11am US Central Time, 13 December
  • Location: Virtual
  • Contact: news@agu.org


Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/CDA2EgOS6rs



Scientific Sessions

IPCC authors will present findings from the latest report, with presentations from each chapter of the report:  Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. In addition, a number of authors will be presenting their own research at the conference.

Sessions of interest:

Session U13B – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I 6th Assessment Report: “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”

  • Authors Presenting: Kim Cobb, Russell Vose, Paul Durack, June-Yi Lee, Charles Koven, Sophie Szopa, Kyle Armour, Jessica Tierney, Baylor Fox-Kemper, William Gutowski, Michael Wehner, Alexander Ruane, Linda Mearns
  • Time : 12:45 – 17:00 (US Central Time) Monday, 13 December 2021
  • Location : Convention Center – Great Hall, Prow Main Stage and virtual
  • Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi/Session/123106

Session – GC51B – Changes and Impacts of Climate Variability in South America