Basic knowledge

The global annual mean concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased markedly since the Industrial Revolution 280 ppm to 400 ppm as of 2015

  • IS92 scenarios had been used in IPCC second Assessment Report of 1995
  • SRES was used in Third Assessment Report (TAR) published in 2001
  • SRES was used in IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) published in 2007
  • SRES was superseded by RCPs in 2014

Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES): is a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was published in 2000. The scenarios described in the report have been used to make projections of possible future climate change.

Used in Third Assessment Report (TAR) published in 2001

IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) published in 2007

SRES scenarios are `Baseline` (or ‘reference’) scenarios, which means that they do not take into account any current of future measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions

Source: Wikipedia

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