Did you know that a single flawed doomsday model is the basis for most modern climate policy?
RCP 8.5 is the most unlikely and the most unrealistic outcome for humanity.
It's what would happen if we burned all the coal under our feet in the most dirty fashion.
But RCP 8.5 has become a baseline target when creating climate policy.
On the latest episode of The Gunn Show, Michelle Stirling from Friends of Science joined me to discuss how this doomsday scenario became the benchmark for carbon taxation.