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Climate target 'not viable' for NZ economy


Photo: ODT filesNew Zealand's economy could not sustain an emissions target that kept global warming below 1.5°C, a climate expert says. In the most extensive warning yet on the risks of climate change, scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say limiting warming to 1.5degC, rather than 2degC, is necessary to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. "Although in an ideal world it would avoid a lot of climate change impact, my sense is we've just left that too late." Prof Naish said target was not viable for New Zealand because the economy relies on the meat and dairy industry. Greenpeace NZ climate and energy campaigner Amanda Larsson said limiting global warming was a matter of life and death.


Source: Otago Daily Times October 08, 2018 21:56 UTC



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