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The scientific case for a climate 'war effort'

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Nick Cowern



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an online publication that has been published in its final definitive form by Incisive Business Media Limited, 2018.

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This year has seen major developments in climate science that are crucially important for green business. Scientists have learned that global warming is accelerating with a substantial likelihood that it will reach the crucial 1.5C above the pre-industrial baseline temperature at some time between 2025 and 2030. The implications for people and businesses are dramatic and call for evidence-based policy decisions of breath-taking scope within the very near future. As of today, one thing is clear: the world will change dramatically as a result of destructive climate and weather events during the next decade, likely social unrest, and the choices governments will have to make to survive these events.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Cowern NEB

Series Editor(s): James Murray

Publication type: Online Publication

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Business Green

Year: 2018

Access Year: 2018

Acceptance date: 13/12/2018

Publisher: Incisive Business Media Limited

Place Published: London