Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Prather interviewed on KCRW re IPCC report

Date: 
Mon, 08/09/2021

On August 9th, after release of the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, AirUCI faculty Michael Prather was interviewed on KCRW radio's Press Play With Madeleine Brand program.  Michael, who is a contributor to this as well as several previous IPCC reports, described the changes we can expect in weather patterns and other issues based on the report's findings. 
 
He also says there is hope for stabilizing global warming if we act now.  “You must have a concerted effort. … You're looking at these goals for governments arguing [that] by 2035, by 2050, we will be either reduced to 20%, or we will be carbon neutral. That's at least the goal that people should be having. And if you have that goal, whether you achieve it or get close to it, then you will probably make a significant impact on the future climate.”  Read the article and hear the podcast