IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release a new report on 8th October concerning the ambition of avoiding more than1.5C of global warming. Here are some comments from an article in the Guardian that refer to ‘risk’ and ‘structural changes’:


While it’s technically possible [to remain below 1.5C], it’s extremely improbable, absent a real sea change in the way we evaluate risk. We are nowhere near that.” — Drew Shindell, Duke University


The 1.5C target is difficult, but it’s possible. The next four to 12 years are crucial ones, where we will set the path to how the world will develop in the decades ahead. The responsibility in doing this is impossible to overestimate. To reach the goals of the Paris agreement we need large structural changes.”  — Ola Elvestuen, Norway’s environment minister.



World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

by Oliver Milman (27 Sep 2018)