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‘It’s now or never’: UN climate report’s 4 urgent takeaways
To limit warming to manageable levels, the world has only a few years to stop using fossil fuels completely.
Unless global greenhouse gas emissions peak no later than three years from now and are cut nearly in half by 2030, the world will likely experience extreme climate impacts, according to the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
According to the report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, which was released on Monday, if urgent action is not taken, humanity will fail to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), the threshold for a future of more fires, drought, storms, and more. At their presently rising levels, however, greenhouse gas emissions are likely to create twice as much warming: approximately 3.2°C (5.7°F) by 2100.
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