A 5˚C Arctic in a 2°C World. Challenges and recommendations for immediate action from the July 21-22, 2016 Workshop: Briefing Paper for Arctic Science Ministerial, September 20, 2016

Schlosser, Peter, Pfirman, Stephanie, Pomerance, Rafe, Williams, Margaret, Ack, Brad, Duffy, Phil, Eicken, Hajo, Latif, Mojib, Murray, Maribeth and Wallace, Douglas W.R. (2016) A 5˚C Arctic in a 2°C World. Challenges and recommendations for immediate action from the July 21-22, 2016 Workshop: Briefing Paper for Arctic Science Ministerial, September 20, 2016 Columbia Climate Center, New York, USA.

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Abstract

The Columbia Climate Center, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund, Woods Hole Research Center, and Arctic 21, held a workshop titled A 5˚C Arctic in a 2˚C World on July 20 and 21, 2016.
The workshop was co-sponsored by the International Arctic Research Center (University of Alaska Fairbanks), the Arctic Institute of North America (Canada), the MEOPAR Network (Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction, and Response), and the Future Ocean Excellence Cluster.
The goal of the workshop was to advance thinking on the science and policy implications of the
temperature change in the context of the 1.5 to <2˚C warming expected for the globe, as discussed during the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at Paris in 2015. For the Arctic, such an increase means an anticipated increase of roughly 3.5 to 5˚C. An international group of 41 experts shared perspectives on the regional and global impacts of an up to +5˚C Arctic, examined the feasibility of actively lowering Arctic temperatures, and considered realistic timescales associated with such interventions.
The group also discussed the science and the political and governance actions required for
alternative Arctic futures.

Document Type: Report (Research Report)
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-ME Maritime Meteorology
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 12:46
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/39117

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