You can download them from the home page for now.
The reports probably won't please everyone and may not please anyone. It seems there may continue to be compromises in the summary report, though the detailed reports contain the information AFAIK. The report is fairly blunt in many respects. The way I read it (what I did read of it), the overall message is quite clear: cut emissions or suffer the consequences.
From the Sydney Morning Herald - not a very clear article by Nick Miller. It looks as if it was rushed, as if he cut and pasted bits and pieces. He mentioned some of the "compromises" made in other Summary for Policymakers. It wasn't clear if he was only talking the mitigation report or this one as well. Here is an excerpt that I know relates to the latest reports:
...However, this time, most of the changes in the report agreed to in the final week were to make its warnings clearer and more urgent.
The changes emphasise that climate change has already occurred, that greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, that human influence on climate has resulted in more heatwaves, higher sea levels, acidified oceans and more storms.
The language has been beefed up that mitigation efforts "beyond those in place already" are needed, but that there are multiple solutions, depending on how much extra heat we decide we can handle.
The Carbon Brief is a bit more positive about the report itself, calling it "a summary for everyone". From the article:
With the right policies we can prevent dangerous climate change, allow ecosystems to adapt, and ensure countries can develop sustainably, all at the same time, the IPCC concludes.
On the other hand, the slower we take action, the harder it will be and the more expensive it will get. Not acting now puts a very heavy burden on future generations, the report says.
The report makes it clear that climate change is a collective problem. Because climate change affects everyone, nations must cooperate to limit it. It will only be possible to limit the extent of climate change if nations work together.
Graham Lloyd in the Australian wrote an article with the headline: "UN panel on climate change wants end to burning coal for electricity by 2100". It was a straight report, for a change, describing how by 2050, non-fossil fuel will need to be providing 80% of the energy by 2050 and 90% by 2100 if the global temperature increase is to be kept below 2C.
The BBC did some live reporting of the IPCC launch. At one stage Matt McGrath of the BBC wrote:
The IPCC says that the cost of taking action to keep the rise in temperature under 2 degrees C over the next 76 years will cost about 0.06% of GDP every year.
Over the same period, world GDP is expected to grow at least 300%.
I've only skimmed the Summary for Policymakers, looking at the highlighted points. While I was reading it I was imagining seven years from now, and what a Summary for Policymakers in 2021 would have to say. I was thinking that if people think this report is hard-hitting, what will they think when the next one comes around. Will the world have made progress in cutting carbon emissions or not? Will it be enough to make a difference or not?
Here's the link again.