Glossary

RCP2.6

One pathway where radiative forcing peaks at approximately 3 W m-2 before 2100 and then declines. Source: www.ipcc.ch

RCP4.5 and RCP6.0

Two intermediate stabilization pathways in which radiative forcing is stabilized at approximately 4.5 W m-2 and 6.0 W m-2 after 2100. Source: www.ipcc.ch

RCP8.5

One high pathway for which radiative forcing reaches greater than 8.5 W m-2 by 2100 and continues to rise for some amount of time. Source: www.ipcc.ch