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The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C

Abstract : Increased concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases have led to a global mean surface temperature 1.0 degrees C higher than during the pre-industrial period. We expand on the recent IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5 degrees C and review the additional risks associated with higher levels of warming, each having major implications for multiple geographies, climates, and ecosystems. Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C rather than 2.0 degrees C would be required to maintain substantial proportions of ecosystems and would have clear benefits for human health and economies. These conclusions are relevant for people everywhere, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where the escalation of climate-related risks may prevent the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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O. Hoegh-Guldberg, D. Jacob, M Taylor, T Guillén Bolaños, M. Bindi, et al.. The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C. Science, 2019, 365 (6459), pp.1263 - +. ⟨10.1126/science.aaw6974⟩. ⟨insu-02360600⟩



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