Conference Session: Towards a 1.5°C World: The Ocean Response
11. February 2018, Portland / USA
"The Paris Agreement (COP21) has set an aspirational goal of limiting global surface warming to 1.5oC. This goal requires immediate action, with almost all future scenarios indicating that carbon dioxide removal or other geoengineering approaches will be needed. Irrespective of geoengineering measures, emissions must peak in a little over a decade and then rapidly decrease to become zero or even net negative. Given the prominent role of the ocean in storing emitted carbon dioxide and excess heat, the exploration of the potential response of the ocean to a drop in or even negative emissions is of scientific interest and of societal relevance."