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Special U.N. report on global warming released today

October 08, 2018
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Link to report: http://i.sfu.ca/ZwdAJM

Today, in Incheon, Republic of Korea, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held a press conference to present the findings of their special report on the global warming of 1.5 °C degrees above pre-industrial levels.

A global mean temperature goal of 1.5°C was agreed to by 196 nations in Paris in 2015. The IPCC’s report assesses the current warming relative to 1.5°C, the actions necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C and the benefits of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees compared to higher temperature goals (e.g. 2°C).

SFU climate science professor Kirsten Zickfeld, who is an author of the IPCC Special Report, is available to provide commentary.

Contact:
Kirsten Zickfeld, associate professor, Department of Geography, 778.782.9047,
kzickfel@sfu.ca
Justin Wong, University Communications, 778.782.3035, jrwong@sfu.ca