Climate Target 'Utterly Inadequate'

March 27, 2015 11:03 AM

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Climate Target 'Utterly Inadequate'

The official global target of a 2 C temperature rise is “utterly inadequate” for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), writing a commentary in BioMed Central’s open access journal Climate Change Responses.

The commentary presents a rare inside-view of a two-day discussion at the Lima Conference of the Parties (COP) on the likely consequences of accepting an average global warming target of 2 C versus 1.5 C (measured from pre-industrial times until 2100).

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