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Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5° and 2°C climate change targets

Overview of attention for article published in Science, November 2020
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Title
Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5° and 2°C climate change targets
Published in
Science, November 2020
DOI 10.1126/science.aba7357
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Authors

Michael A. Clark, Nina G. G. Domingo, Kimberly Colgan, Sumil K. Thakrar, David Tilman, John Lynch, Inês L. Azevedo, Jason D. Hill

Abstract

The Paris Agreement's goal of limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5° or 2°C above preindustrial levels requires rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Although reducing emissions from fossil fuels is essential for meeting this goal, other sources of emissions may also preclude its attainment. We show that even if fossil fuel emissions were immediately halted, current trends in global food systems would prevent the achievement of the 1.5°C target and, by the end of the century, threaten the achievement of the 2°C target. Meeting the 1.5°C target requires rapid and ambitious changes to food systems as well as to all nonfood sectors. The 2°C target could be achieved with less-ambitious changes to food systems, but only if fossil fuel and other nonfood emissions are eliminated soon.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 724 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 112 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 109 15%
Student > Master 79 11%
Student > Bachelor 58 8%
Professor 38 5%
Other 118 16%
Unknown 210 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 126 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 104 14%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 36 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 31 4%
Social Sciences 31 4%
Other 141 19%
Unknown 255 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2438. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 November 2022.
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#2,634
of 22,558,544 outputs
Outputs from Science
#153
of 77,720 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#174
of 402,520 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#13
of 997 outputs
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