The models that take us to a world where global warming is limited to 2°C, are much too optimistic, according to Glen Peters at CICERO.
Glen Peters takes us on a journey from 5°C to 2°C.
5°C is the temperature increase above pre-industrial levels we are heading for if we follow our path of limited or no climate policy. 2°C is the temperature increase above pre-industrial levels that most countries around the world have agreed would prevent dangerous climate change.
There will be climate impacts at 2°C, but we believe we can manage them. This journey will describe how the energy system must change if we go from 5°C to 2°C.
So is getting to 2°C feasible?
- Yes, says Peters.
- But only in the models.
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This presentation was held at the 25th anniversary of CICERO