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Scientists Put Coal in the Crosshairs at Global Climate Talks (3)

Aug. 9, 2021, 5:10 PM

A landmark report by climate scientists released Monday will ratchet up the pressure on world leaders to rapidly end the use of polluting fossil fuels. The authors warned that time is fast running out to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5º Celsius, the lower end of the temperature targets agreed to in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The report was signed off on by representatives from United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s nearly 200 member countries, a roster that includes climate laggards who haven’t yet set targets for lowering emissions that are in line with Paris goals. Few diplomats or leaders ...

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