Make or break time on reducing emissions, says UN panel

Make or break time on reducing emissions, says UN panel
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Greg Hurrell
The next decade will be make or break on keeping global warming to 1.5°C, a United Nations panel says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is projecting – albeit with medium confidence – global warming of 3.2°C by 2100 unless countries strengthen their existing climate policies.Even under the lowest emission scenarios, global warming "was more likely than not" to reach 1.5°C in the near term.Global warming would only be kept in check by reaching net zero at some point, and the amount of wa...

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