SoGE Annual Lecture 2019

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Can we limit global warming to 1.5°C, and how?

"The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C demonstrated that it is likely still geophysically possible to limit global warming to this very ambitious goal. Doing so, however, would require either immediate and unprecedented reductions in energy demand, relying on relatively novel technologies to dispose of massive amounts of carbon dioxide by some means other than dumping it into the atmosphere, or the geopolitical quagmire of solar geo-engineering. But as the grossly uneven impacts of climate change become ever clearer, the environmental and geopolitical risks of failure look greater than ever. On that cheerful note, I will argue that limiting warming to 1.5°C remains entirely feasible, and need not even be particularly disruptive – but it will require a complete rethink in the way we approach climate mitigation policy."

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and risks of extreme weather and in quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts. He was a Coordinating Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on 1.5 degrees, having previously served on the IPCC’s 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessments. In 2010 he was awarded the Appleton Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics “for his important contributions to the detection and attribution of human influence on climate and quantifying uncertainty in climate predictions."

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

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