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Special U.N. report on global warming released today

October 08, 2018

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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.

Kirsten Zickfeld, associate professor, Department of Geography, 778.782.9047,
Justin Wong, University Communications, 778.782.3035,