Define limits for temperature overshoot targets

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Temperature overshoot scenarios that make the 1.5 °C climate target feasible could turn into sources of political flexibility. Climate scientists must provide clear constraints on overshoot magnitude, duration and timing, to ensure accountability.

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Fig. 1: Schematic for policy-relevant parameters of temperature overshoot targets.

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Geden, O., Löschel, A. Define limits for temperature overshoot targets. Nature Geosci 10, 881–882 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0026-z

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