What is a dangerous climate change?

Parry, M. L., Carter, T. R. and Hulme, M. (1996) What is a dangerous climate change? Global Environmental Change, 6 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

A central question behind Article 2 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is: What levels of climate change should (as a minimum) be avoided in order to avert significant threat to natural ecosystems, food production and economic development? This paper defines what is implied by a ‘dangerous’ climate change in terms of (a) thresholds of weather or climate events and (b) critical levels of climate change. It describes a method of identifying these thresholds and critical levels, and illustrates how these can assist the UNFCCC process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climatic Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/26074
DOI: 10.1016/0959-3780(96)00002-7

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