Stabilization Levels: Temperature

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Setting a stabilization goal using temperature as the metric allows for potentially easier measurement, but still leaves unanswered important policy questions regarding the emission controls necessary to achieve that goal.  Global mean temperature goals may also mask the differing rates of temperature increase in the various parts of the world.  Additionally, temperature may be a poor metric because the climatic effects of anthropogenic emissions are not limited to temperature increases.  On the other hand, setting a temperature goal might allow for more innovation in easing anthropogenic effects on the environment.  Although this applies generally to stabilization goals, temperature-based stabilization goals might still lead to climate stabilization failure because they either lack scientific basis or are simply infeasible.