On 30th November, negotiators will convene for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference to try to thrash out an international agreement on climate change.
We don’t know what the representatives will come up with but we do know a lot about the science behind the talks.
What do the latest observations show, is IPCC AR5 looking accurate and has anything changed? What trajectory are we on, and is the policy response in step with the science? What does a +2C world actually look like, and how close are we?
Scientists with specialities in some of the most important areas of climate science came to the SMC to discuss these questions.
Prof. Joanna Haigh, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment, and Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London
Prof. Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Martin Safe Carbon Investment Initiative
Dr Ed Hawkins, Principal Research Fellow at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading
Prof. Andrew Shepherd, Director of the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds
Dr Peter Stott, Head of Climate Monitoring and Attribution at the Met Office Hadley Centre
Prof. Stephen Belcher, Professor of Meteorology and Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre