A 1.5C limit to global warming is now “out of range”, according to the chair of the UN’s most recent report on climate change, Ottmar Edenhofer.
This diagnosis, if realised, could be disastrous for the world’s small island states. The climate impacts associated with anything beyond 1.5C could lead to some of the remote Pacific islands, such as the Marshall Islands and the Maldives, becoming completely uninhabitable, as rising sea levels erode their low-lying coastlines.
Read more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/04/17/1-5c-climate-target-out-of-range-says-ipcc-chair/#sthash.mX1NPxht.dpuf
Source: Responding to Climate Change