Scientific Basis of Climate Change and its Response

  • Citation: Qingchen Chao, Aiqing Feng, “Scientific basis of climate change and its response”, Global Energy Interconnection, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 420-427.
    • Topics:
    • Global Development
    • Keywords:
    • climate change
    • scientific basis
    • effects and risk
    • addressing pathways
    • energy transition

The scientific understanding of climate change is based on a solid physical-theoretical foundation, and long-term observation and research. By analyzing the accelerated rise of the global climate and its wide-ranging effects on the risk of natural ecosystems and the social economy, and, particularly in view of the stringent targets of 1.5 degrees set by the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise, this study contends that climate security has become a new, non-traditional, security issue. The fundamental approach to implementing the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement is to develop clean energy vigorously and to accelerate energy transformation. Furthermore, building a global energy interconnection is emphasized as one of the solutions to promoting energy transformation.

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