Limiting climate change to 1.5 °C instead of 2 °C, even if we overshoot at first and then bring temperatures back down, will ease the rise in sea levels

When it comes to avoiding dangerous rises in sea level, every little bit of global warming we can avoid will make a difference.

In Paris in December 2015, world leaders agreed to try to limit warming to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, and if possible keep it within 1.5 °C.

While a 2 °C limit would be easier politically, it turns out that sticking to 1.5 °C makes quite a difference when it comes to sea level rise.

Klaus Bitterman of Tufts University in Massachusetts and his colleagues simulated sea level rise under different amounts of

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