Journal article

Reduced heat exposure by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C

Andrew D King, Markus G Donat, Sophie C Lewis, Benjamin J Henley, Daniel M Mitchell, Peter A Stott, Erich M Fischer, David J Karoly

Nature Climate Change | Springer Nature | Published : 2018


The benefits of limiting global warming to the lower Paris Agreement target of 1.5 °C are substantial with respect to population exposure to heat, and should impel countries to strive towards greater emissions reductions.


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Several authors received funding from the Australian Research Council: A.D.K. and D.J.K (CE110001028), M.G.D. (DE150100456), S.C.L. (DE160100092) and B.J.H. (LP150100062). P.A.S. was supported by the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme funded by BEIS and Defra. We acknowledge the support of the NCI facility in Australia and the World Climate Research Programme's Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modelling groups for producing and sharing their model output. For CMIP the US Department of Energy's Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison provides coordinating support and led development of software infrastructure in partnership with the Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals. We acknowledge the E-OBS data set from the EU-FP6 project ENSEMBLES ( and the data providers in the ECA&D project (