Scotland's Jim Skea has taken the helm of the IPCC - the largest panel of climate experts, mandated by the UN - in a decisive decade in the fight against global warming. Currently in Dubai, he is the guarantor of scientific discourse at COP28.
LE FIGARO. - On Monday, you were at the side of the COP28 president at a press briefing where he had to reaffirm his commitment to science, after having sparked controversy by saying that "no scientific study says that the exit from fossil fuels will allow us to reach 1.5°C" of warming. Was this a major adjustment?
Jim SKEA. - I was invited to participate in this press conference because it focused on the role of science. On behalf of the IPCC, I gladly accepted because it was obvious that what the science was saying about this might not have been clear to everyone. We have therefore had the opportunity to reiterate this frankly and precisely.
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