Where does the 1.5 °C come from?: A summary of the IPCC special report (SR-1.5)

If some of these terms are new to you, open this article up side by side – we’ve tried to explain some climate jargon! *** The publishing of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR-1.5) on the 8th of October 2018 stands out as a notable watershed moment for climate action: geopolitically and on the grassroots level. It brought the realities of the Climate and Ecological Emergency into clear focus, laying out the consequences of limiting global heating to 1.5°C as opposed to 2.0°C, and prescribed the scale of action necessary to limit […]

Climate jargon: (in progress)

Here’s a list of technical terms related to the climate crisis! They might be of use when referring to Scott’s article on the IPCC report! Let us know if there are other terms you’d like to be defined! Overton window –Here’s a quick video explaining the idea! First developed in the mid-1990s, the Overton Window is a model for understanding how social norms change throughout time and affect politics and can be defined as “the range of ideas the public is willing to consider and accept”. [1] The concept is rooted in the idea that politicians are likely to only […]