Climate impact assessment models carry significant weight when developing mitigation and adaptation strategies. So, what climate models exist, and what factors do they include? What scenarios are they projecting, and what should we make of these projections?
We had the opportunity to ask these questions to Dr. Joeri Rogelj, a lead author of the IPCC’s forthcoming sixth assessment report. Dr. Rogelj is Director of Research and Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London.
Director of Research in Climate Change and the Environment, Grantham Institute at Imperial College
Dr. Joeri Rogelj is a lead author of the IPCC’s forthcoming sixth assessment report and Director of Research and Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London.
He has contributed to several major climate assessment reports, including as a long-serving lead author on the UN Environment Programme’s annual Emissions Gap Reports and a Coordinating Lead Author on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5 Degrees C of Global Warming and Fifth Assessment Report.
As of 2019, Dr. Rogelj is a Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher as he represents the top 1% of impactful researchers in Energy and Environment.
James Lawler is the founder of Climate Now. James started Climate Now as a way to learn about climate change and our energy system. Climate Now’s mission is to distill and communicate the science of our changing climate, the technologies that could help us avoid a climate crisis, and the economic and policy pathways to achieve net zero emissions globally. James is also the founder of Osmosis Films, a creative studio.
Katherine Gorman is a podcast host for Climate Now. She has worked for terrestrial public radio stations across the US, and is also co-host of the podcast “The Talking Machines”. She is excited to democratize the climate conversation and to learn and share knowledge from experts in the field.