Due to the coronavirus pandemic — which has hammered world energy demand – the global economy will shift to a lower carbon system faster than expected. BP has pledged to become a “net zero” carbon emitter by 2050 or earlier.
We agree with Johan Rockström, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who said: “Climate sensitivity is the holy grail of climate science. It is the prime indicator of climate risk. For 40 years, it has been around 3C. Now, we are suddenly starting to see big climate models on the best supercomputers showing things could be worse than we thought.”