Global warming can't be limited to 1.5°C

Global warming can't be limited to 1.5°C
Why should poor farmers in Africa, who have done almost nothing to make the climate change, be abandoned to suffer? (Image: Getty)
The Economist
To accept that the world’s average temperature might rise by more than 1.5°C, declared the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands in 2015, would be to sign the “death warrant” of small, low-lying countries such as his. To widespread surprise, the grandees who met in Paris that year, at a climate conference like the one starting in Egypt next week, accepted his argument. They enshrined the goal of limiting global warming to about 1.5°C in the Paris agreement, which sought to coordinate national efforts to curb em...

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