LONDON (Reuters) - The world will probably exceed a global warming limit which the European Union calls dangerous, scientists at Britain's MetOffice Hadley Centre said on Tuesday, presenting a new, 5-year research program.
But not all scientists agree, demonstrating a shift in debate from whether climate change is happening -- on which where there is near consensus -- to how bad it will get and what to do about it.
European Union (EU) leaders reiterated in March "the vital importance" of restricting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
That goal is the basis for a raft of EU climate measures to cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. MetOffice researchers doubted it was achievable.