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Too much of a bad thing

There are various — and confusing — targets to limit global warming due to emissions of greenhouse gases. Estimates based on the total slug of carbon emitted are possibly the most robust, and are worrisome.

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Figure 1: The 2 °C lottery.

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Schmidt, G., Archer, D. Too much of a bad thing. Nature 458, 1117–1118 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4581117a

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