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What are the implications of a warming world? What does an average global increase by two degrees actually mean in terms of food production, sea level rise, species survival, water supply, and global stability? What about four degrees?
“Even if greenhouse emissions stopped overnight the concentrations already in the atmosphere would still mean a global rise of between 0.5 and 1C. A shift of a single degree is barely perceptible to human skin, but it’s not human skin we’re talking about. It’s the planet; and an average increase of one degree across its entire surface means huge changes in climatic extremes.”
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