Sensitive regions of the world would remain at risk of the dangerous and potentially irreversible effects of climate change, even if we meet the target of not increasing global temperature above 1.5 degree Celsius over the next 100 years, a study has found.
The research, led by Open University and University of Sheffield in the UK, reviewed the targets set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and concluded that regions of the world, such as the Arctic and South-East Asian monsoon region, could be damaged irreversibly as they are particularly sensitive to changes to global temperatures.
The researchers developed a 3D climate-carbon cycle model, and simulated the different climate futures. “The regional uncertainties associated with the Paris Climate Agreement have not been explored before.
This is because, until now, researchers have used either very simple models or models that were too complex to investigate the range of possibilities,” said Philip Holden, from The Open University. Read More
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