Realizing the impacts of a 1.5 °C warmer world

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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Figure 1: Precipitation response to different RCPs.


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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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Mitchell, D., James, R., Forster, P. et al. Realizing the impacts of a 1.5 °C warmer world. Nature Clim Change 6, 735–737 (2016).

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