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Why a half-degree temperature rise is a big deal

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Although a half-degree difference in temperature does not seem like much, it can have great effects on the world. A jump from 1.5 to 2 degrees increases the environmental impact by the same fraction. It can also cause even more dire consequences on tropical corals, water in certain areas of the world, agriculture and more.
Author: 
Bob Silberg
Institution: 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Year: 
2016
Input By: 
Chelsea Chitty
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