That 2°C Global Warming Target? Should be More Like 1.5°C Says Scientists

March 29, 2015 10:05 PM

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Limiting global warming by 2°C compared to pre-industrial times is a goal heard around the world. From CNN to climate policy negotiations. It was even endorsed by the Copenhagen Report issued by the 15th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2009.

“Without a doubt, it is in the utmost interest of a large number of countries to pursue the 1.5°C target, as ambitious or idealistic it may appear to date, and to see it anchored as a binding goal in the next agreement, as a possible outcome of the 2013–2015 Review,” writes Tschakert.

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