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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00
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Eric Wolff, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Cambridge.

Nicholas Bellouin, University of Reading (Chapter 3: Human influence on the climate system)
Stephanie Henson, National Oceanography Centre (Chapter 5: Global carbon and other biogeochemical cycles and feedbacks)
Dan Lunt, University of Bristol (Chapter 7: The Earth’s energy budget, climate feedbacks, and climate sensitivity)
Helene Hewitt, Met Office (Chapter 9: Ocean, cryosphere, and sea level change)

“The report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the next decades, and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.

The report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900, and finds that averaged over the next 20 years, global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming. This assessment is based on improved observational datasets to assess historical warming, as well progress in scientific understanding of the response of the climate system to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.”—IPCC 2021

Cambridge Centre for Climate Science and Cambridge Zero invite you to a panel discussion about the recently published IPCC Working Group I report, Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis. You will hear short summaries of the reports from IPCC authors and join in the debate.

Register here.

If the event is oversubscribed, priority will be given to researchers and students working in Cambridge. Please use your academic email address when registering.

The event is hosted by hosted by Cambridge Centre for Climate Science (CCfCS) and Cambridge Zero.