Inside science >> Cumulative carbon budgets
Since the 1990s the prevailing scientific view has been that we must limit global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels to avoid dangerous climate change - although there is increasing evidence of serious potential effects in many parts of the world even at 2°C degrees.The well-documented physics of the greenhouse effect alongside data on the long-term relationship between temperature and the concentration of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) have led to a parad
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