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U.N. Warns Planned Fossil Fuel Production Would Spark Climate Catastrophe

HeadlineNov 21, 2019

The United Nations is warning that global fossil fuel production is on track to rapidly increase global temperatures by more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, leading the planet toward a climate catastrophe. In a new report, the U.N. Environment Program found nations are planning to burn 50% more coal, oil and gas by 2030 than what would be needed to keep global temperature rise below the 2-degree benchmark. It’s more than double the carbon budget needed to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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