PerspectiveClimate Change

Promises and perils of the Paris Agreement

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Science  31 May 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6443, pp. 829-830
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw4602

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  • Achieving ambitious global temperature goals appears increasingly implausible, but the Paris Agreement, agreed in 2015, nevertheless offers hope by promising a more democratic climate politics.

    PHOTO: COP PARIS/FLICKR
  • How hypothetical technologies shape climate scenarios

    Most climate model scenarios rely on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies to limit future temperature rises. Reliance on these technologies in models is problematic because they remain untested at the required scales.

    CREDITS: (GRAPHIC) VERONICA FALCONERI/SCIENCE; (ILLUSTRATION) ADAM SIMPSON/HEART AGENCY

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