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Realizing the impacts of a 1.5 °C warmer world

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The academic community could make rapid progress on quantifying the impacts of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C, but a refocusing of research priorities is needed in order to provide reliable advice.

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R.A.B. is supported by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (EU/FP7) under grant agreement 603864 (HELIX) and the DECC/Defra Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme GA01101. D.M. is supported by the ACE-Africa project, P.M.F. is supported by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and H.S. is supported by the Program for Risk Information on Climate Change.

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  1. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK

    • Daniel Mitchell
    • , Rachel James
    •  & Myles Allen
  2. School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

    • Piers M. Forster
  3. Met Office Hadley Centre, Fitzroy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB, UK and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Hatherley Laboratories, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK

    • Richard A. Betts
  4. Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan

    • Hideo Shiogama


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