What the 1.5 degree Celsius climate change threshold means: Yahoo News Explains

This summer, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change unveiled a new report forecasting dire consequences if the planet warms above a threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, explains what that means and how climate scientists arrived at their conclusion.

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