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The inequality of climate change from 1.5 to 2°C of global warming

Abstract:
The Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming well below 2°C above preindustrial levels with a preferred ambitious 1.5°C target. Developing countries, especially small island nations, pressed for the 1.5°C target to be adopted, but who will suffer the largest changes in climate if we miss this target? Here we show that exceeding the 1.5°C global warming target would lead to the poorest experiencing the greatest local climate changes. Under these circumstances greater support for climate adaptation to prevent poverty growth would be required.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1029/2018GL078430

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Environmental Change Institute
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Harrington, LJ
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
10
Pages:
5030-5033
Publication date:
2018-05-29
Acceptance date:
2018-05-16
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Pubs id:
pubs:854810
URN:
uri:100952d4-0411-410c-a71f-ec9951a8d0cb
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uuid:100952d4-0411-410c-a71f-ec9951a8d0cb
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pubs:854810

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