New models, old message: deep emission cuts in the next decade are key

Date Published 2020, February 27

Authors Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Susanne Baur, Alexander Nauels

A number of the latest generation climate models (CMIP6) project greater future warming than previously assessed, but drawing conclusions about the implications for emission reduction targets is premature. This briefing looks at what could be behind these results and what this means for near-term emissions reductions and the Paris Agreement 1.5°C temperature limit.