United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to release special report on global warming of 1.5 ºC toda…

The world is going to blow past its most stringent climate goal in less than a quarter century unless the political will erupts to act faster and more directly to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

That will be the key message in a new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to be released today.

The report is to be a scientific blueprint for how the world can meet its climate change targets. However it’s expected to show that right now the world is on track to warm up by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, by 2040.

The world is currently warming up at about 0.2 C each decade, and has already warmed by more than 1 C compared to the mid-19th century.

The 2015 Paris climate change agreement set a goal to reduce…

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