What are the RCPs?

Author: NCCARF
Year: 2016

Do you know what the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) are? This infographic explains the logic under these four greenhouse gas concentration trajectories used in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Changes in temperature, sea level and extreme weather expected under each RCP are outlined. The infographic also shows how RCPs can be used to plan for the future and undertake adaptation actions.

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