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Here's a free access article in Nature saying that 2 C or even 1.5 C of warming is possible, IF drastic action is taken starting immediately.

From the abstract:

Here we show that warming can be kept just below 2 degrees Celsius if all conditional and unconditional pledges are implemented in full and on time. Peak warming could be limited to 1.9-2.0 degrees Celsius (5%-95% range 1.4-2.8 °C) in the full implementation case. Limiting warming not only to `just below' but to `well below' 2 degrees Celsius or 1.5 degrees Celsius urgently requires policies and actions to bring about steep emission reductions this decade, aligned with mid-century global net-zero CO2 emissions.

Article abstract appears to be more optimistic than the body text.

by asdf on Fri Apr 15th, 2022 at 10:26:32 PM EST
This is a point of view that would be worth discussing in relation to the climate measures you advocate
https://thecradle.co/Article/interviews/9135
by Tom2 on Sat Apr 16th, 2022 at 09:24:35 AM EST
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Sorry but I subscribe to the Russiaphobe mindset as of a couple of months ago. Russia's economy was (before Ukraine war; who knows now) about the size of those of Spain or Brazil. Their standing in the global finance discussions is marginal at best.

And India has been on the verge of a massive burst of economic and social growth for the last 50 years. Several of their cities are virtually uninhabitable already, and if anything, the situation will get worse rapidly as the temperature and sea levels both rise.

China is another story. What would be the news story if China were to announce a global financial system in conjunction with Spain?

by asdf on Sat Apr 16th, 2022 at 03:26:13 PM EST
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by gmoke on Sat Apr 16th, 2022 at 06:40:09 PM EST
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