International climate scientists had agreed that if global warming did not exceed 2°C, drastic and irreversible climatic changes could be avoided. But according to recent studies published in Der Spiegel, keeping temperature rise under 2°C now seems like an impossible goal.
Climate change is already much worse than scientists had previously predicted. The concentration of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere today would result in temperature rises of between 2 - 2.4°C during the next century. Depending on future climate policies put in place, scientists now expect temperatures to rise by at least 4°C which would have catastrophic impacts on our climate.
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