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Overshoot, adapt and recover

We will probably overshoot our current climate targets, so policies of adaptation and recovery need much more attention, say Martin Parry, Jason Lowe and Clair Hanson.

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Figure 1: Temperature scenarios.
Figure 2: Expected effects on a range of global sectors for different global mean temperature increases from preindustrial levels.

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Parry, M., Lowe, J. & Hanson, C. Overshoot, adapt and recover. Nature 458, 1102–1103 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4581102a

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