Current 2 degree Celsius climate change goals ‘utterly insufficient’

March 29, 2015 6:52 PM

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Current 2 degree Celsius climate change goals ‘utterly insufficient’

The climate change debate has generated another controversy after a recent study emphasized that even a 2 degree goal may be insufficient. Scientists David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel had suggested in an article published in the month of October, 2014, last year, that the goal of “capping global warming to a maximum of 2 degree Celsius” over the levels prevalent before industrialization, may no longer be sufficient.

This built the case for a recently published article, authored by Petra Tschakert of Penn State University who scrutinized Victor’s and Kennel’s proposition and arrived at the same conclusion. Tschakert has found the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCC) goal of 2 degrees as “utterly i...

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