Post Tagged with: "RCPs"

What Is Business As Usual?

August 20, 2014 5:15 pm0 comments
Comparison of CMIP5 results and MAGICC output for global temperature increase.  Note that temperature increase is presented relatively to the 1986-2005 average in this figure.  From AR5 WGIII, Chapter 6 final draft.

This post examines the scenarios and pathways used over the years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to represent possible future emissions, atmospheric concentrations, and temperature changes. In particular, it seeks to determine which, if any, of the current Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) can be regarded as “business […]

Read more ›