Drivers of peak warming in a consumption-maximizing world

04 April 2016

Myles R. Allen Nature Climate Change (2016) doi:10.1038/nclimate2977 Received 15 August 2015 Accepted 29 February 2016 Published online 04 April 2016

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Leading climate physicist Professor Myles Allen, from the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship, argues that investment in technologies to capture and dispose of carbon dioxide is vital to stabilise climate, especially at temperatures “well below 2oC” as called for in Paris, and that ‘spare no expense’ approaches to cutting emissions in the short term may even be counterproductive.