Why 2 degrees Celsius is climate change’s magic number

We hear all the time that we need to stop […]

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Climate State

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December 3, 2015

We hear all the time that we need to stop the planet from warming an additional two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Why is that specific number so important though? And what happens if we exceed that limit? William Brangham offers some background on that climate science target.

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