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 School of Geography and the Environment

29 November 2010

Philosophical Transactions A

Papers from Oxford's "4Degrees and Beyond" conference are published today in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, and warn that the closer we get to a four-degree rise, the harder it will be to deal with the consequences.

In this special issue leading international scholars explore the likelihood of large climate changes, the potential impacts of these changes, and challenges involved in both avoiding high levels of warming, and in adapting should we fail to do so.

The papers were written by participants in the 4Degrees conference, at the invitation of the editors. The journal was compiled and edited by staff from the School of Geography and the Environment, ECI, Met Office, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and UKCIP.

Download papers: Four degrees and beyond: the potential for a global temperature change of four degrees and its implications by, Mark G. New, Diana M. Liverman, Richard A. Betts, Kevin L. Anderson and Chris C. West.

The following news items reference the papers: