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Substantial swaths of globe face desertification without climate action - new study

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:03 AM
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by taflinekay@me.com (Tafline Laylin) last modified Jan 02, 2018

Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels could substantially reduce desertification of substantial swaths of Earth, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016 is theoretically designed to ensure temperatures reach "well below 2 degrees Celsius" — but the United States, a leading contributor to climate change, rescinded its participation last June under President Donald Trump. “Our...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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