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WHY IS 1.5 DEGREES THE DANGER LINE FOR GLOBAL WARMING?

WHY IS 1.5 DEGREES THE DANGER LINE FOR GLOBAL WARMING?How a seemingly small change in average temperatures could trigger lasting changes for life as we know it. Honestly, it’s a great question. “Why is holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius such a big deal?”Many people think of the hottest days of the summer where temperatures already hit 40 degrees (that’s 104 degrees Fahrenheit) where they live – or hotter. Another degree or two is a little bit more uncomfortable, sure, but hardly feels like the end of the world. So how does global warming crossing the 1.5-degree line become – as one reader put it – “an extinction-level event”?Spoiler alert: it’s not. At least not for humans. But it...

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