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In the wake of several studies which state that the world is now headed towards irreversible climate change, the Waker Institute for Climate Change Research at the University of Reading, UK has conducted what is purported to be the first study to quantify the impact that immediate efforts to slow global warming might have. The study, published in Nature Climate Change finds that if a stringent policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were adhered to then there would be “a 50% chance of remaining below a 2 °C temperature rise target,” which would in turn “reduce impacts by 20–65% by 2100 relative to a ‘business-as-usual’ pathway which reaches 4 °C, and can delay impacts by several decades.”

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