Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

IPCC report released, says Prather

Date: 
Fri, 10/05/2018

AirUCI faculty Michael Prather, participating expert on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tells us that the IPCC has now completed the plenary session in Incheon, Korea that revises and approves the Summary for Policy Makers for this Special Report, called IPCC-48.  This Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) is quite compelling according to Michael.  The description of climate impacts expected at 1.5C is clear and detailed and quite worrisome as one puts together a global picture.  The difference between 1.5 and 2.0C are noted and distinct.  The results here are far more concrete and compelling than the last 5th Assessment Report (2013-2014).  Even if 1.5C is unrealistic, it provides an apocalyptic view of our near term future.  It's listed on Amazon as a 'good read'.
 
IPCC released the final Summary for Policy Makers on Saturday morning (Korean time).  ENB reporting has a lot of information on how the final report was achieved (by compromise).