Politics behind climate summit’s 1.5 degree target

Poliltico: It was never any surprise that a climate deal wouldn’t cut emissions enough to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, what is surprising is that the debate is now about adopting an even more ambitious target -- 1.5 degrees. The goal is one that is practically impossible to reach because it would require countries to stop emitting greenhouse gases almost immediately. “To achieve 1.5 degrees would require developed countries to massively reduce their emissions and massively scale up their......

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