Jean Pascal van Ypersele

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is the Vice-chair of the IPCC, is a physicist and a climatologist. He is a professor in climate and environmental sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He has been involved in the IPCC as delegate (since 1995), author (for the 2001 IPCC report), Bureau member (since 2002), and Vice-chair (since 2008).

Have we accurately assessed the challenge of climate change?

Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and professor of climatology at Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele offers a reminder of what should be an obvious fact: if we want to protect the climate as decided in Copenhagen, instead of “reducing” CO2 emissions, we need to achieve zero—or even …

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