One would hope that the DECIMALS researchers would also look at whether 1.5 to 2 C is a workable target temperature to be aiming at. Given that sea level rose 120 meters as the global average temperature rose something like 6 C coming out of the Last Glacial Maximum and there was very little polar ice (which now totals about 70 m of sea level equivalent) in the past when Earth was perhaps 4-6 C higher, the idea that 1.5 to 2 C is somehow being considered a long term acceptable level (see IPCC 1.5 C draft report), it seems to me the global community (and certainly the developing and island nations) needs to give some serious consideration to what level will avoid "dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate" (including sea level) and what the ultimate goal should be through combined policies of efficiency, mitigation, adaptation, CDR and SRM. Just because the negotiators chose to aim for 1.5 to 2 C is no reason for the scientific community not to be speaking up about the implications of this. Hansen et al. a few years ago suggested less than 0.5 C (a level I also favor), others have suggested a similar level of warming by urging the target be 300 or 350 ppm, etc.

Commitments to date will be lucky to keep warming below 3 C (and a very large sea level commitment). In considering what combination of policies to have we need to know both where we are headed and to where we really want to be. 1.5 to 2 C sounds like a nice compromise, but its consequences would be quite severe in near-term and getting much worse over time as SL continued to rise. All nations need to be facing the very dire situation we are in much more forthrightly than has been going on, so hooray for having the developing nations be very active in the discussion.

Mike MacCracken


On 4/3/18 10:55 PM, Alan Robock wrote:
FYI.

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DECIMALS Fund – call for proposals opens today

DECIMALS Fund

Call for proposals opens today


The SRM Governance Initiative is proud to announce the opening of the call for proposals for a major new SRM modelling fund for developing country scientists: the DECIMALS Fund (Developing Country Impacts Modelling Analysis for SRM). DECIMALS will support scientists from the Global South who want to analyse how SRM geoengineering might affect their regions.

DECIMALS is the first fund of its kind and it features in a Comment <https://srmgi.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4ec4191d31f894c0e3eab90bb&id=bb6c71d1a4&e=5fd4608dde> that’s published today in Nature, where a group of eminent Southern scholars and NGO leaders call for developing countries to play a central role in SRM research and discussion.

Grants of up to USD$70k will support scientists as they explore the climate impacts that matter most locally, from droughts to cyclones to extreme temperatures to precipitation changes. The DECIMALS Fund aims to go beyond research: its wider goals include capacity-building, community-building, and expanding the conversation around SRM. DECIMALS research teams will therefore receive financial support to attend conferences, to collaborate with each other and with SRM modelling experts, and to discuss their findings with their local communities at the end of their projects.

Note that applicants do not need to be experts in SRM at the time of application, as there has been little research on this across the Global South to date. See here <https://srmgi.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4ec4191d31f894c0e3eab90bb&id=24dee0734d&e=5fd4608dde> for full information about the grants, applicant eligibility, and the application process. The call is open from now until *29 May 2018.*

Please do pass this along contacts and colleagues who might be interested in applying, and feel free to circulate it on departmental or professional email groups.

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