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UN climate report issues bold warning
The report finds the world is on pace to reach a catastrophic turning point by the 2030s
A new report released by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that the world is likely to surpass a key climate goal—limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial temperatures—by the early 2030s. The threshold marks a point at which scientists believe warming temperatures will cause irrevocable changes to the earth’s systems, resulting in an increase in climate-related disasters.
The report urges “ambitious action” to “secure a liveable sustainable future for all.”
“This report offers hope, and it provides a warning,” IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee told reporters. “The choices we make now and in the next few years will reverberate around the world for hundreds, even thousands, of years.”