Why The Push for a More Ambitious Paris Agreement Is Gaining Traction

Why The Push for a More Ambitious Paris Agreement Is Gaining Traction

TIME

By Justin Worland

Small island states most vulnerable to climate change have been pushing this goal for years Scientists have long-held that global temperature rise needs to be kept to 2°C (3.6°F) by 2100 to avoid some of the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Preventing temperatures from crossing that threshold, along with halting the drought, extreme storms and food shortages that would come with crossing, had been the mission of negotiators gathered in Paris this month for a conference on climate change…

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