Let’s get real about two degrees


The more you read scientific reports about global warming, the more it seems that the “safe” limit of 2°C is already in the rear-view mirror.

After the debacle of the IPCC’s predictions of disappearing Himalayan glaciers, the Indian government tasked over 200 scientists “to build our own independent and credible research capacity,” in the words of Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh.

The first major publication of the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment predicts an average temperature rise for the region of at least 1.7°C as early as the 2030s, from a baseline as recent as the 1970s. What hope for keeping within a 2°C rise by the end of the 21st century, from a pre-industrial baseline?

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this post was first published by OneWorld UK

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