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U.N. Warns Planet Headed Toward Catastrophic 2.7°C Warming

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

The United Nations warns the planet is on course for a catastrophic global temperature rise of 2.7 degrees Celsius, even if nearly 200 U.N. member states meet their stated goals for cutting emissions. That’s far beyond the 1.5 degree goal of the Paris climate accord and would mean a massive loss of lives and livelihoods, with whole ecosystems collapsing amid deadly heat waves, powerful storms and rising sea levels.

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