2 degree Celsius global warming threshold may be too high

March 30, 2015 12:19 AM

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A new analysis of the 2 degree Celsius and under global warming threshold – the average temperature increase that needs to be avoided to eschew the worst of climate change and its effects – has declared the figure as “utterly inadequate.”

According to Penn State University’s Petra Tschakert, staying on the other end of a 2 degree increase won’t help to avoid the deleterious effects of global warming. In fact, she suggests that a 1.5 degree Celsius target is much more appropriate, remarking that the lowered limit is integral to keep s...

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