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

  title={Greenhouse-gas emission targets for limiting global warming to 2 °C},
  author={Malte Meinshausen and Nicolai Meinshausen and W. Hare and S. C. B. Raper and Katja Frieler and Reto Knutti and David J. Frame and Myles R. Allen},
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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