World ‘likely to pass dangerous warming limits’

Global warming will probably exceed 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, a limit that the European Union calls dangerous, Reuters reported British climate scientists as saying on Tuesday.

"I think it’s well accepted that 2 degrees is likely to be exceeded," the report quoted Vicky Pope, at the MetOffice Hadley Centre’s climate change research programme, as saying at the launch of new, 5-year research programme.

European Union (EU) leaders reiterated in March "the vital importance" of restricting climate change within the 2 degrees limit.

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