The 300 - 350 Show: An Emissions Budget for Climate Safety

21st May 2009
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In a recent Guardian newspaper poll, nine out of ten climate scientists said they did not believe political efforts to restrict average global warming to 2<sup>0</sup>C would succeed. Despite this two new papers in the April issue of Nature show that it is possible to conceive of an emissions trajectory that would keep within 2<sup>0</sup>C of global warming compared to pre-industrial times (the threshold defined by the EU between acceptable and dangerous climate change). Phil England speaks to one of the lead authors of the studies - Myles Allen of the Climate Dynamics team, University of Oxford - to draw out some of the implications for national and international policymakers. <a href=http://coinet.org.uk/discussion/climate_radio/ebcs>For more information.</a>