IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC


Responding to climate change is far more like a marathon than a sprint.

The IPCC 1.5ºC Special report (#SR15) has been released:

The press release Frequently Asked Questions The Summary For Policy Makers (SPM) The full report


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/