Carbon budgets for 1.5 and 2 °C targets lowered by natural wetland and permafrost feedbacks

@article{ComynPlatt2018CarbonBF,
  title={Carbon budgets for 1.5 and 2 °C targets lowered by natural wetland and permafrost feedbacks},
  author={E. Comyn-Platt and G. Hayman and C. Huntingford and S. Chadburn and E. Burke and A. Harper and W. Collins and C. P. Webber and Tom Powell and P. Cox and N. Gedney and S. Sitch},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={11},
  pages={568-573}
}
Global methane emissions from natural wetlands and carbon release from permafrost thaw have a positive feedback on climate, yet are not represented in most state-of-the-art climate models. Furthermore, a fraction of the thawed permafrost carbon is released as methane, enhancing the combined feedback strength. We present simulations with an inverted intermediate complexity climate model, which follows prescribed global warming pathways to stabilization at 1.5 or 2.0 °C above pre-industrial… Expand
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