Why setting a climate deadline is dangerous

Shinichiro Asayama, Rob Bellamy, Oliver Geden, Warren Pearce, Mike Hulme

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The publication of the IPCC special report on 1.5 °C paved the way for the rise of the political rhetoric of setting a fixed deadline for decisive actions on climate change. However, the dangers of such deadline rhetoric suggest the need for the IPCC to take responsibility for its report and openly challenge the credibility of such a deadline.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Climate Change
Early online date22 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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