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A stitch in time saves nine ... billion: acting now to limit global temperature change will help to ensure global food security

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Fulton, EA, A stitch in time saves nine ... billion: acting now to limit global temperature change will help to ensure global food security, Science, 354, (6319) pp. 1530-1531. ISSN 0036-8075 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 AAAS

DOI: doi:10.1126/science.aal2777

Abstract

Human intuition often does not lead to thoughtful long-term decision making. In partial remedy to this, a long history of storytelling conveys messages about what is worth remembering, worth doing, or best avoided. Stories also help to shape visions of what is possible and desirable. Scientific models are used in the same way. For example, the modeling study by Cheung et al. on page 1591 of this issue indicates that making the effort to keep global temperature increases to 1.5C would minimize impacts on marine food security and resilience. The work is an important addition to the discussion of the costs and benefits of keeping the average global temperature rise to less than 2C.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate change, global food security, global temperature rise
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate Change Models
Author:Fulton, EA (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
ID Code:114504
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-02-16
Last Modified:2017-03-22
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