The climate policies aimed at achieving the ambitious goal of stabilising global warming at 2°C, stipulated in the 2015 Paris Agreement, are going to cost a lot of money. To finance sustainable solutions, abundant private savings need to be redirected towards long-term investment in infrastructure, encouraged by the public authorities.

The climate is warming, but there is still time to act: this is the message being repeated by the paleoclimatologist Valérie Masson-Delmotte, prior to COP24 held in Poland from 3rd to 14th December. Her role in the IPCC makes her one of France’s leading figures in sharing knowledge about climate change.

On the climate issue, we must act very quickly by taking a step back on energy debates because the challenge covers all of our social organizations.

A numerical model quantifies the health of floating ice-shelves along the Antarctic. Several scenarios are being envisaged; the Antarctic could contribute to a rise in sea level of up to one metre by 2100.

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DR. DOMINIQUE LEGLU

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La Recherche, founded in 1970, is a major source of science information in France for science-interested citizens, leading universities and research institutions. The site Researchinfrance.com publishes the English version of a series of articles about the most advanced achievements appearing in our printed French version.

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