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How many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide…?
Check out this pedagogic inforgraphic showing illustrating the very small carbon budget that remains, and the implications of a warming climate.
Another strong case for 1,5 degrees or less
Tue, Oct 5 2010 11:10 | Climate Science
Here is a study showing that the last super-interclacial period (130 000-116 000 years ago) was on average only 1,5 degrees warmer than pre-industrial times, and yet had sea levels 6,6-9,4 meters higher than today. The 2 degree target thus appears unacceptably risky. -----An analysis of geological records that preserve details of the lastknown period of global warming has revealed ‘startling’
High Noon for 2° C
Wed, Sep 30 2009 11:38 | Climate Science
8-page factsheet explaining the inadequacy of a 2-degree target, the possibilities for reducing warming below 2 degrees and the mismatch between current targets/pledges. Written by Malte Meinshuasen and colleagues for AirClim (Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat, Sweden).