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Global emissions must peak by 2020 to limit warming to 1.5C – IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a special report on the impact of a 1.5C increase in global temperatures
By Staff reporter 8 October 2018 0 32811

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a special report on the impact of a 1.5C increase in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels.

The report is designed to show the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a 1.5C rise could have a significant impact on the world economy.

The report includes a chart that suggests limiting climate change to 1.5C requires global emissions to peak in 2020 and reach net zero by 2055.

This would require a massive reduction in use of all...