Climate & Nature

Linkages Between GHG Emissions Scenarios, Temperature Rises & Physical Climate Risk Events in South East Asia (Briefing Note)

Published on August 1, 2022

Authored by Mandeep Singh

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2001), climate change increases the likelihood of extreme temperatures, exacerbating future climate disasters. If the climate continues to change at its current pace, then intense climate-related disasters could become a permanent characteristic of the future. The location and physical features of disasters vary by geography, inducing variation in the occurrences of extreme temperatures and the severity of disasters across regions. This report aims to use this variation to show various linkages between historical and projected abnormal temperatures, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions scenarios, and intensities of natural disasters.