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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 484 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 87 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 17%
Student > Master 53 11%
Student > Bachelor 42 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 31 6%
Other 83 17%
Unknown 107 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 100 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 72 15%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 6%
Social Sciences 25 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 20 4%
Other 98 20%
Unknown 140 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2265. 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 27 November 2021.
All research outputs
#2,316
of 19,521,967 outputs
Outputs from Science
#146
of 74,338 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#185
of 391,865 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#12
of 987 outputs
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