Who knows? *shrugs* Maybe this was run-of-the-mill media sensationalizing of the not particularly news-worthy IPCC party line: that limiting warming to 2°C is a relatively “safe” target.
Or maybe “China’s top climatologist” really loves biblical plagues.
[B]efore them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land…
~ Exodus 10:14-15, King James Bible
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