NATURE: Debating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios

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KEVIN ANDERSON: Wrong tool for the job

The Paris agreement on climate change aims to limit the global temperature rise in this century to 1.5–2 °C above pre-industrial levels. Science makes clear that the total quantity of emitted carbon dioxide correlates closely with such a rise1. The problem is that delivering on the 1.5–2 °C commitment demands emissions cuts for wealthy nations of more than 10% each year2,3, far beyond rates typically considered possible in the current economic system. It is in seeming to remedy this impasse that IAMs have an important and dangerous role...

Period16 Sep 2019

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  • TitleDebating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios
    Media name/outletNature
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date16/09/19
    DescriptionKEVIN ANDERSON: Wrong tool for the job

    The Paris agreement on climate change aims to limit the global temperature rise in this century to 1.5–2 °C above pre-industrial levels. Science makes clear that the total quantity of emitted carbon dioxide correlates closely with such a rise1. The problem is that delivering on the 1.5–2 °C commitment demands emissions cuts for wealthy nations of more than 10% each year2,3, far beyond rates typically considered possible in the current economic system. It is in seeming to remedy this impasse that IAMs have an important and dangerous role...
    URLhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02744-9
    PersonsKevin Anderson

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  • Energy

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  • climate change