The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C is a game-changer. Scientists have found that 2°C of warming is much more dangerous than they thought it was a few years ago as it brings us closer to a number of critical tipping points. 1.5°C of warming is far from safe, but the half degree significantly reduces the risks many will face.
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Dr. John Lanchberry, CAN’s outstanding and much loved go-to expert on all things LULUCF, AFOLU and related topics left us on October 18, 2018. John’s quiet humour, warm heart, typically British unflappability and extraordinary patience with activists needing tutoring on these issues was legendary.