February 12, 2018
Climate change might not be as extreme as once presumed, a new study has found.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered that previous estimates for the severity of global warming that stemmed from coal usage might not be realistic.
Instead, they say – based on new methods of predicting what the environment will look like at the end of this century – that we are much closer to reaching goals outlined at the Paris Climate Accord than was previously believed.
The study’s authors, Justin Ritchie and Hadi Dowlatabadi, warned that traditional climate change predictions are not necessarily realistic.
The report says: ‘Climate change modeling relies on projections of future greenhouse gas emissions and other phenomena leading to changes in planetary radiative forcing.’
It then details the methods by which predictions about what is to come at the end of the century are developed, and, explains the alternative methods the researchers think should be used to make these predictions.
This article was posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:37 am