Greenhouse-gas emission targets for limiting global warming to 2 °C

  title={Greenhouse-gas emission targets for limiting global warming to 2 °C},
  author={M. Meinshausen and N. Meinshausen and W. Hare and S. Raper and K. Frieler and R. Knutti and D. Frame and M. Allen},
  • M. Meinshausen, N. Meinshausen, +5 authors M. Allen
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • More than 100 countries have adopted a global warming limit of 2 °C or below (relative to pre-industrial levels) as a guiding principle for mitigation efforts to reduce climate change risks, impacts and damages. However, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions corresponding to a specified maximum warming are poorly known owing to uncertainties in the carbon cycle and the climate response. Here we provide a comprehensive probabilistic analysis aimed at quantifying GHG emission budgets for the 2000–50… CONTINUE READING
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