Comparing impacts of 1.5°C & 2°C warming

Posted by Lila Warszawski on May 2, 2016

A paper analysing the differential impacts of 1.5°C and 2°C global warming has been published (link to paper) in the gernal Earth System Dynamics, in which ISIMIP Fast Track simulations in the agriculture and water sectors have been used. The paper shows that including extreme weather events, water availability, agricultural yields, sea-level rise and risk of coral reef loss. Our results reveal substantial differences in impacts between a 1.5°C and 2°C warming that are highly relevant for the assessment of dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.