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The 1.5C climate change limit, experts respond – Climate State

Published on Sep 29, 2016

Carbon Brief asked attendees of the 1.5 degrees conference in Oxford about the feasibility of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.


  • Prof Pete Smith, chair in plant & soil science at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • Prof Kevin Anderson, deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte, senior scientist at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement and co-chair of IPCC Working Group I
  • Dr Joeri Rogelj, research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Prof Michael Oppenheimer – professor of geosciences and international affairs, Princeton University
  • Dr Stephen Cornelius – Chief advisor on climate change, WWF-UK
  • Prof Saiful Islam – professor of hydrology and climate change, Bangladesh University
  • Achim Steiner – director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
  • Simon Bullock – senior campaigner at Friends of the Earth
  • Prof Myles Allen – professor of geosystem science at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh – head of open oceans, British Antarctic Survey
  • Prof Piers Forster – Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds

These are all firmly entrenched in current cultural paradigm so I believe them all to be cautiously self-censoring.


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