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According to BBC News – Science & Environment (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & Environment October 7, 2018 at 09:09PM.)
It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures.
Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C states that the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C.
Staying below 1.5C will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
It will be hugely expensive, the report says, but the window of opportunity is not yet closed.
After three years of research and a week of haggling between scientists and government officials at a meeting in South Korea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the the impacts of global warming of 1.5C.
The critical 33-page Summary for Policymakers certainly bears the hallmarks of difficult negotiations between climate researchers determined to stick to what their studies have shown and political representatives more concerned with economies and living standards.
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