New UN Report Highlights ‘Absolutely Critical’ Need to Dramatically Slash Global Methane Emissions

“Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.”

Source: New UN Report Highlights ‘Absolutely Critical’ Need to Dramatically Slash Global Methane Emissions | Common Dreams News

‘Worst-case’ CO2 emissions scenario is best for assessing climate risk and impacts to 2050: RCP 8.5 tracks within 1% of actual emissions 

The RCP 8.5 carbon emissions pathway is the most appropriate for conducting assessments of climate change impacts by 2050, according to a new article. Long dismissed as an alarmist or misleading worst-case scenario, the authors argue that is actually the closest approximation of both historical emissions and anticipated outcomes of current global climate policies, tracking within 1% of actual emissions.

Source: ‘Worst-case’ CO2 emissions scenario is best for assessing climate risk and impacts to 2050: RCP 8.5 tracks within 1% of actual emissions — ScienceDaily