Why Indian scientists are critiquing IPCC report -- unfair burden on developing countries -Sinrin Sirur
Scientists at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation claim IPCC projections give rich nations higher energy consumption, cutting down share of developing ones, potentially affecting development.
New Delhi: A group of scientists from the Chennai-based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation have challenged the assumptions of the sixth assessment report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), arguing that the modeled scenarios on how to achieve global net-zero emissions place an unfair burden on developing countries.
The IPCC is considered the most authoritative scientific body on climate change. Between 2021 and 2022, the IPCC released its sixth assessment report in three parts, calling for immediate action to slow down the onset of climate change. The series addressed the scientific basis of climate change (called the report of the working group one), vulnerabilities due to climate change (working group two), and climate change mitigation (working group 3).
The IPCC states carbon emissions need to drop to net-zero by mid-century for a 50 per cent probability of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. The world is already at 1.1 degrees of warming, and crossing 1.5 degrees will cause the effects of climate change to considerably worsen. The world is already at 1.1 degrees of warming, and crossing 1.5 degrees will cause the effects of climate change to considerably worsen.
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