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How 1.5 Degrees Became the Key to Climate Progress

23/04/2021 12:35 PM | Click to read full article

Amid the blizzard of numbers that come, it’s possible to discern the single, unlikely number that is really driving action at the moment, and it’s important to recall how it came to enter the debate.

That number is 1.5 degrees Celsius, which is enshrined in Article 2 of the 2016 Paris climate accord as the world’s official goal for how much we will let the planet warm.