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Last year’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was a landmark document, a compilation of thousands of studies that painted a grim picture of the inevitable 1.5 degree of global warming, a range of future migration and foreign policy requirements, and, without a 12-year transition from coal, an exponentially worse scenario under 2 degrees on pre-industrial levels.

But the report, almost by necessity, was largely limited to the average temperature increases and direct impacts such as heatwaves, coral bleaching and permafrost.