since pre-industrial levels


Senior Member

Is "since" used properly in the following?

The current increase in pledges from the EU -- as well as other countries, including the US and UK -- is aimed at keeping average global temperature rises within 1.5 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial levels and well below 2 degrees.

I'd appreciate your help.
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    It doesn't seem right to me. No.
    Did you write it yourself?
    If so, can you try to expand on what you want to communicate?

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    This appears to be the idea you are aiming for. This author has kept the agreed goals seperate. Your attempt to blend them is not quite right.

    Governments agreed
    • a long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels;
    • to aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change;