Tuesday 26th Feb. -Talk: Climate Change – what does the IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5°C” Report mean?

Posted By philip on Feb 13, 2019


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Social Evening and Presentation. Tuesday 26th February, Belhaven Church Hall, EH42 1NH

6.30pm door open

7pm Pot-luck supper- please bring something to share

8-9pm Presentation by Prof. David Stevenson followed by Discussion

Climate Change – what does the IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5°C” Report mean?

In November 2015, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the “Paris Agreement”, whose goal is to limit global warming to “well below 2°C” above pre-industrial levels and to “pursue efforts to” limit warming to 1.5°C. In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a special report about the 1.5°C target. The report discusses the impacts of 1.5°C warming, and what we need to do to limit warming to 1.5°C. The required transformations to society are monumental, improbable, and may well be impossible. The consequences of failing to limit warming are dire. In this talk I will give a quick overview of this existential crisis, the underlying science and uncertainties, try to find some points of optimism, and attempt to answer any questions.

All very welcome, whether a member of Sustaining Dunbar or not. Come for all or part of the evening. Free event.