Time: Why The Push for a More Ambitious Paris Agreement Is Gaining Traction

“Scientists have long-held that global temperature rise needs to be kept to 2°C (3.6°F) by 2100 to avoid some of the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Preventing temperatures from crossing that threshold, along with halting the drought, extreme storms and food shortages that would come with crossing, had been the mission of negotiators gathered in Paris this month for a conference on climate change.”

“There have been political changes that make it more feasible,” says Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen. “When there are fewer governments acting as obstructionists it makes it more feasible to talk about what the science actually says.”

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