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Impact of a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius on Asia’s glaciers

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, September 2017
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Title
Impact of a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius on Asia’s glaciers
Published in
Nature, September 2017
DOI 10.1038/nature23878
Pubmed ID
Authors

P. D. A. Kraaijenbrink, M. F. P. Bierkens, A. F. Lutz, W. W. Immerzeel

Abstract

Glaciers in the high mountains of Asia (HMA) make a substantial contribution to the water supply of millions of people, and they are retreating and losing mass as a result of anthropogenic climate change at similar rates to those seen elsewhere. In the Paris Agreement of 2015, 195 nations agreed on the aspiration to limit the level of global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius ( °C) above pre-industrial levels. However, it is not known what an increase of 1.5 °C would mean for the glaciers in HMA. Here we show that a global temperature rise of 1.5 °C will lead to a warming of 2.1 ± 0.1 °C in HMA, and that 64 ± 7 per cent of the present-day ice mass stored in the HMA glaciers will remain by the end of the century. The 1.5 °C goal is extremely ambitious and is projected by only a small number of climate models of the conservative IPCC's Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP)2.6 ensemble. Projections for RCP4.5, RCP6.0 and RCP8.5 reveal that much of the glacier ice is likely to disappear, with projected mass losses of 49 ± 7 per cent, 51 ± 6 per cent and 64 ± 5 per cent, respectively, by the end of the century; these projections have potentially serious consequences for regional water management and mountain communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 440 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 91 21%
Researcher 86 20%
Student > Master 49 11%
Student > Bachelor 37 8%
Professor 23 5%
Other 57 13%
Unknown 97 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 136 31%
Environmental Science 74 17%
Engineering 24 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 5%
Social Sciences 15 3%
Other 44 10%
Unknown 126 29%

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