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Sea-level commitment as a gauge for climate policy

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A well-defined relationship between global mean sea-level rise and cumulative carbon emissions can be used to inform policy about emission limits to prevent dangerous and essentially permanent anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

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Acknowledgements

M.E. was supported by NSERC (grant no. 2017-03775) and Compute Canada. A.C.M. was supported by NSF grant no. 1418053. A.L. was supported by the German Science Foundation DFG grant no. SPP 1158. J.R. was supported by the Oxford Martin School Visiting Fellowship Programme.

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  1. College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

    • Peter U. Clark
    • , Alan C. Mix
    •  & David J. Wrathall
  2. School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    • Michael Eby
  3. Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

    • Michael Eby
  4. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany

    • Anders Levermann
  5. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    • Anders Levermann
  6. Institute of Physics, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany

    • Anders Levermann
  7. ENE Program, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria

    • Joeri Rogelj
  8. Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Joeri Rogelj
  9. Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    • Joeri Rogelj
  10. Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

    • Joeri Rogelj
  11. Australian-German Climate and Energy College, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    • Alexander Nauels

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