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What does 1.5C rise mean?

What does 1.5C rise mean? 10 October 2018

What does 1.5C mean in a warming world?
(via BBC News)

By Matt McGrath

Over the past three years, climate scientists have shifted the definition of what they believe is the “safe” limit of climate change.

For decades, researchers argued the global temperature rise must be kept below 2C by the end of this century to avoid the worst impacts.

But scientists now argue that keeping below 1.5C is a far safer limit for the world.

Everyone agrees that remaining below that target will not be easy.

This week in South Korea, researchers will report on the feasibility and costs of achieving this lower limit.

The scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are gathering in the city of Incheon to hammer out a plan in co–operation with government delegates, on the actions that would need to be taken to meet this new goal.

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