A new paper has been published in Nature Sustainability entitled “Change in cooling degree days with global mean temperature increasing from 1.5 °C to 2.0 °C”.


Abstract: Limiting global mean temperature rise to 1.5 °C is increasingly out of reach. The paper’s authors show the impact on global cooling demand in moving from 1.5 °C to 2.0 °C of global warming. Findings show that African countries have the highest increase in cooling requirements. Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Norway (traditionally unprepared for heat) will suffer the largest relative cooling demand surges. Immediate and unprecedented adaptation interventions are required worldwide to be prepared for a hotter world.


Read the full research paper from Nature Sustainability

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