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New IAGP publication in Nature Climate Change

Climate–society feedbacks and the avoidance of dangerous climate change A new paper from the IAGP Lancaster team, Andrew Jarvis and David Leedal, considers how climate-society feedback might avoid dangerous levels of climate change. The growth in anthropogenic CO2 emissions experienced since the onset of the Industrial Revolution is the most important disturbance operating on the Earth’s climate system. To avoid dangerous climate change, future greenhouse-gas emissions will have to deviate from business-as-usual trajectories. This implies that feedback links need to exist between climate change and societal actions. The authors show that to fulfil the outcomes negotiated in Durban in 2011, society will have to become 50 times more responsive to global mean temperature change than it has been since 1990. Full article in Nature Climate Change

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