For all sorts of reasons this blog post has been a long time in preparation. On Wednesday 21 May I attended a lecture at the Institute of Physics in London by Professor Jim Skea on Mitigation of Climate Change. The lecture related to the report of Working Group 3 (WG3) of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Prof Skea was one of the co-chairs of WG3 and I found it particularly challenging to hear directly from someone involved in producing the report rather than just read it on the computer screen.
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