Comparisons among 4 IPCC scenarios of Greenhouse Gas emissions

Comparisons among 4 IPCC scenarios of Greenhouse Gas emissions

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Four RCPs were used to force climate models for the IPCC's Fifth Reporting Period. The RCPs covered a broad range of possible emissions pathways, from the most aggressive mitigation (RCP 2.6) that is roughly consistent with the Paris Accord, the the most pessimistic (RCP 8.5) in which the increase rate of emssions over the past few decades continues unabated throughout the 21st century.

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http://www.climatechange2013.org/
Adapted from Figure TS.19 in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2013) Climate change 2013: the physical science basis. Contribution of working group I to the fifth assessment report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.