Monday, October 19, 2015

Quotes of the Week - “We are in ‘injury time’ for 2°C”

“We are in ‘injury time’ for 2°C – and things are not looking good.  However, time will continue regardless even if we blow the 2°C carbon budgets, we still need to drive even harder for deep and rapid mitigation alongside preparing for the regional impacts of a 4, 5 or even 6°C future. But we must note that adaptation to such a future scenario will never be sufficient for the many millions who will suffer and die as a consequence of the fossil fueled hedonism enjoyed by relatively few of us – including me and very likely anyone reading this; we are the high emitters who have explicitly chosen not to care.“

This is the opinion of Professor Kevin Anderson, who holds a chair in Energy and Climate Change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester.  He is a scientific adviser to the Welsh Government’s climate change commission and regularly provides advice to the UK Parliament.  He is the Deputy Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Nature and Royal Society Journals.

Arctic 2015:  Things are not looking good! by Orri Páll Ormarsson, Iceland Monitor, Oct 17, 2015

Read original article at  2015 SkS Weekly Digest #42

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