Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius Is “Utterly Inadequate”

March 29, 2015 7:42 AM

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Now, a recent article by Petra Tschakert of Penn State University in University Park has also denounced the target as being “utterly inadequate” and wants to revise the target to 1.5° C. In an article published in the journal Climate Change Responses, she warns that the lower limit is necessary to protect coral reefs, prevent sea level rises and maintain the presence of ice during Arctic summers.

Tschakert is not the only expert who has warned that a decreased temperature increase target is necessary. In fact, during a recent meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, most of the Panel’s members seemed to agree. However, whether or not this new goal i...

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