Fahrenheit Pledge

David Sandalow

In the next week, with the Paris climate conference underway, millions of Americans will hear and read news stories about global warming. They'll hear that allowing global average temperatures to increase by more than 2°C would be dangerous, that nations of the world have pledged to keep warming below 2°C and that, in the absence of policies, global average temperatures are likely to increase by a shocking 4°C by the end of the century. There's only one problem: Americans think in degrees Fahrenheit.