News Flash 09/10/2018

CLS, a major player for the climate

Monday, October 8 was published the report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) which confirms the need to achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2025 to limit the average rise in temperatures to 1,5°C.

In this report, the IPCC warns about the world’s evolution within an increase of 1.5°C to 2°C with for example a multiplication of heat waves across different regions, the increase of the sea level from 26 to 77 cm in the case of + 1.5°C and another 10 cm at + 2°C … The impact of this warming will also influence species with an increasingly important ecosystem change depending on the severity of the hypotheses. A fall in productivity in rice, wheat or maize production with the risk of lack of water are also anticipated …

At CLS, our experts work to measure these different phenomena and provide the data to scientists. More than 90 oceanographers and our expertise in satellite altimetry allow us to observe with certainty the least movement of our seas and oceans and to provide a curve of the evolution of the mean sea level (average increase of 3.3mm / year) . This curve, produced in collaboration with CNES & LEGOS, has been published since 1992, when the first TOPEX / Poseidon satellite was launched.


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Mean Sea Level – CLS datastore

What did the latest IPCC report on climate change actually say? – Citymetric