Why the tipping point is two degrees ahead

The goal of international climate policy is to prevent global warming from exceeding two degrees Celsius. But what actually happens if it does so is still unclear – and that’s exactly the problem.

Whenever the issue of global warming comes up, one figure is always described as something like a magic limit, the number which may not be passed: two degrees Celsius. Since as long ago as 1996, the institutions of the European… read more

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