There is a 12 years time limit to make big changes to avoid environmental catastroph

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“There is no documented historic precedent” for the action needed at this moment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wrote in its 700-page report on the impacts of global warming of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.5 degrees Celsius. If humans fail, rising sea levels , more devastating droughts and more damaging storms will occur threatening life on the Earth. Famine, disease, economic tolls and refugee crises are also feared.

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Under the Paris climate agreement, nations set a goal of limiting warming to 3.6°F, or 2 °C, increase in global average temperatures, with ambitions of a stricter limit of 2.7°F, or 1.5°C of warming. The UN asked the IPCC to figure out what it would take to hit the 1.5°C target, and what’s in store for the world if we did pull it off. Staying at or below 1.5°C requires slashing global greenhouse gas emissions 45 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050. Our current coal consumption must be reduced by one-third. But in fact we expect energy-related CO2 emissions will increase once again in 2018 after growing in 2017. This is not good ! In short, things will get worse. Time is running out.

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