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IPCC Chair Discusses Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C

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Plumes of smoke rise from chimneys at an industrial area in Greece. IPCC is working on a series of reports, including one on assessing ways to limit global warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Credit: Alexandros Maragos/Moment/Getty Images

Several forthcoming reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examine what needs to be done to take control of our climate future

November 1, 2017 — With a United Nations climate change conference scheduled for Bonn, Germany, from 6 to 17 November, two high-level reports released this week warn about the increasing risk of climate change. In addition, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is working on a separate report, to be issued in 2018, about the effects of global warming at 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Continue reading IPCC Chair Discusses Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C

It’s not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise

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Hoesung Lee said the goal of avoiding a 2C increase in global temperatures remained feasible. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Hoesung Lee, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, voices hope in battle against 2°C increase in warming but warns of ‘phenomenal’ costs

May 12, 2016 — The head of the United Nations climate science panel has declared it is still possible to avoid a dangerous 2°C increase in global warming – despite more than a dozen record hot years since 2000. But the costs could be “phenomenal”, he said. Continue reading It’s not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise