1.5 C climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable: draft UN report

The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report.Without such efforts, "holding warming to 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the 21st century [is] extremely unlikely," said the 1,000-page report, prepared by hundreds of scientists."There is a very high risk that under current emissions trajectories, and current national pledges, global warming will exceed 1.5 C above preindustrial...

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By: France 24 - Friday, 12 January

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