This is why limiting global warming to 1.5°C is crucial

Cracked and dry earth is seen in the wide riverbed of the Loire River near the Anjou-Bretagne bridge in Ancenis, western France, May 20, 2011. The French environment minister said on Monday that France was in a 'situation of crisis' and on Wednesday imposed curbs on water consumption in a third of France's administrative departments.    REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - PM1E75K0X8B01

An increase of just half a degree can have dire consequences for our planet. Image: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Rachel Warren
Professor of Global Change, University of East Anglia
Sally Brown
Scientist, Bournemouth University
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A great many risks amplify between 1.5 and 2 degrees of warming.
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