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Delays in US mitigation could rule out Paris targets

Nature Climate Change volume 7, pages 9294 (2017) | Download Citation

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Political upsets could stall coordinated international mitigation action, but emissions and investments over the next few years will have long-term consequences. Any delays to mitigation or cuts to renewable energy research by the US will likely render the 2 °C target unachievable if a global precedent is set.

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    In a previous online version of the Commentary 'Delays in US mitigation could rule out Paris targets' the surname of the first author in ref. 1 was misspelt. This has been corrected in all versions of the Commentary.

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  1. The National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

    • Benjamin M. Sanderson
    •  & Reto Knutti
  2. Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

    • Reto Knutti

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