Farmers gathering potatoes in Bangladesh, a country vulnerable to food insecurity
Farmers gathering potatoes in Bangladesh, a country vulnerable to food insecurity

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Sometimes it’s good to over-reach – particularly when it comes to stopping climate change. New evidence comparing the impacts of 1.5°C and 2°C rises in temperature reveal the unprecedented food shortages, economic inequality and species loss that will occur if we don’t aim for the more ambitious target.

In 2015, global leaders signed up to the Paris Agreement: a commitment to keep global warming under 2°C and possibly even limit it to 1.5°C …

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