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'Only 50/50' chance that 2C climate target will be met

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/10/2009

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"Keeping the global temperature rise caused by climate change to 2C, which is widely regarded as the limit of what the Earth can safely stand, is going to be extremely difficult and will involve an enormous effort by the world, new research by British scientists indicates.

"The C target, first proposed by the European Union in 1996 and now seen as a norm, is likely to be adopted by the international community as a whole next week at the end of the UN climate conference in Copenhagen.

"But the new study, unveiled at the conference yesterday, shows that hitting the target is crucially dependent on the year in which global emissions of greenhouse gases peak, and the later the peak, the more drastic the emissions cuts will have to be."

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" 'Only 50/50' chance that 2C climate target will be met", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 21/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/only-50-50-chance-that-2c-climate-target-will-be-met