Keeping track of evolving geoengineering terminology is a constant challenge. To that end, earlier this year we published our terminology guide, as well as explanatory blogs here and here, explaining why we chose to use certain terms – but also alerting readers to other terms that were in general use, along with their pros and cons.
Following the publication of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, we decided to look again. We concluded that given the IPCC’s unique position as representing the state-of-play on climate science, and our focus on the international policy-making space, we should update our own terminology to match that of the report.
Specifically, in our communications and information products, we will use the terms as defined in the IPCC report’s glossary – and are updating our website and materials accordingly. To that end:
Thank you to MG for contributing this article 4ZG!
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