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Web Date: April 14, 2014

Laying Out The Attainable

Climate Change: Major technology changes could still restrain global warming to a maximum of 2 °C above preindustrial levels, UN report says
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, IPCC

Holding human-caused global warming to an internationally agreed-on level is still possible, but it will require large-scale technological shifts, says a United Nations report released on April 13. That level, set at a climate summit held in Copenhagen four years ago, is an average global temperature increase of 2 °C above preindustrial levels by 2100.

“Only major institutional and technological change will give a better than even chance that global warming will . . .

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