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After Paris, policymakers will need new goals for protecting the climate. Science can help with a basket of measures because 'climate change' isn't just about temperature.

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Briggs, S., Kennel, C. & Victor, D. Planetary vital signs. Nature Clim Change 5, 969–970 (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2828

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