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

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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 2000-5...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/nature08017

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Institution:
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Statistics
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"Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany", "Climate Analytics, Potsdam, Germany"
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Institution:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Department:
Centre for Air Transport and the Environment
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Institution:
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
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Publisher:
Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
458
Pages:
1158-1162
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:11c95824-00f1-40aa-8f66-ccd51f177da4
Local pid:
ora:3341

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