Paris Talks Won’t Limit Global Warming to Less than 2 Degrees C

Posted by Mike Confino, February 12, 2015

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Officials involved with United Nations climate talks have been warning that the next pact, which will be negotiated in December in Paris, won’t alone hold global warming to less than 2°C, or 3.6°F.

Those warnings have triggered renewed concern for the future of the planet as negotiators meet this week in Geneva, Switzerland, for a round of lower-profile talks. Slate described the cautionary words—made separately by EU climate negotiator Miguel Arias Canete and U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary Christiana Figueres—as “heartbreaking.”

via Paris Talks Won’t Limit Global Warming to Less than 2 Degrees C – Scientific American.