For the record

“The warmest February the world has ever seen” (In Focus, last week, page 34) said that last month’s jump in global temperatures represented an increase of 1.35C above pre-industrial levels. It actually takes it higher. The 1.35C figure is compared to the period 1951 to 1980, not pre-industrial times. The increase compared to pre-industrial levels is approximately 1.63C, far beyond the 1.5C optimal limit agreed at last December’s Paris climate deal.
A panel accompanying “The IDS legacy?” (News, last week, page 4) referred erroneously to “employment support allowance”. ESA is a two-part... read more

 
27 March 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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