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Ten ways the planet could tip into ‘Hothouse Earth’ | Daily Maverick Ten ways the planet could tip into ‘Hothouse Earth’ | Daily Maverick

Ten ways the planet could tip into ‘Hothouse Earth’ | Daily Maverick Ten ways the planet could tip into ‘Hothouse Earth’ | Daily Maverick
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Even if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably tip into a hellish ‘hothouse’ state, top scientists warned Monday. Follow <www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-08-06-ten-ways-the-planet-could-tip-into-hothouse-earth/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=First%20Thing%20Tuesday%207%20August%202018%20NB%2060&utm_content=First%2…> Save <www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-08-06-ten-ways-the-planet-could-tip-into-hothouse-earth/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=First%20Thing%20Tuesday%207%20August%202018%20NB%2060&utm_content=First%2…>
by Marlowe HOOD
Under such a scenario, Earth’s average temperature would stabilise 4 or 5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, rather than the 1.5 C to 2 C (2.7 or 3.6 Fahrenheit) cap called for in the 196-nation pact. ADVERTISING
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