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Water availability in +2°C and +4°C worlds

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While the parties to the UNFCCC agreed in the December 2009 Copenhagen Accord that a 2°C global warming over pre-industrial levels should be avoided, current commitments on greenhouse gas emissions reductions from these same parties will lead to a 50:50 chance of warming greater than 3.5°C. Here, we evaluate the differences in impacts and adaptation issues for water resources in worlds corresponding to the policy objective (+2°C) and possible reality (+4°C). We simulate the differences in imp...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsta.2010.0293

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University of Oxford
Department:
Tyndell Centre for Climate Change Research
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"London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK", "University of Oxford"
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Tyndell Centre for Climate Change Research
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University of Oxford
Department:
Tyndell Centre for Climate Change Research
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Journal website
Volume:
369
Issue:
1934
Pages:
99-116
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1471-2962
Language:
English
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ora:5151
Deposit date:
2011-03-21

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