Today, Friday 1 January, 2021, the world’s climate is re-set. Overnight, the world will “become” about 0.5°C warmer, the UK nearly 0.7°C warmer. This essay, published at Academia Letters, explains what is happening, and discusses its wider significance. Mike Hulme, updated 31 December, 2020 (link refreshed 12 January 2021).
My updated entry on the IPCC has been published (September 2020) in the International Encyclopedia of Geography (from Wiley) Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was constituted by the United Nations in 1988 to conduct periodic assessments of scientific knowledge pertaining to climate change. To date it has published five full?scale assessment reports, […]