Responding to climate change is far more like a marathon than a sprint.
The IPCC 1.5ºC Special report (#SR15) has been released:
It’s well worth reading the SPM and FAQs before confidently pronouncing on the utility or impact of this report. The FAQs include the following questions:
FAQ 1.1: Why are we talking about 1.5°C? FAQ 1.2: How close are we to 1.5°C? FAQ 2.1: What kind of pathways limit warming to 1.5°C and are we on track? FAQ 2.2: What do energy supply and demand have to do with limiting warming to 1.5°C? FAQ 3.1: What are the impacts of 1.5°C and 2°C of warming? FAQ 4.1: What transitions could enable limiting global warming to 1.5°C? FAQ 4.2: What are Carbon Dioxide Removal and negative emissions? FAQ 4.3: Why is adaptation important in a 1.5°C warmer world? FAQ 5.1: What are the connections between sustainable development and limiting global warming to 1.5°C? FAQ 5.2: What are the pathways to achieving poverty reduction and reducing inequalities while reaching the 1.5°C world?
First thing to remember is that this special report
Original Title: IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC
Full Text of the Original Article: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/10/ipcc-special-report-on-1-5oc/