GENEVA (AN) — Nations must immediately adopt cleaner energy sources to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement, the United Nations' Nobel Prize-winning panel of top climate scientists reported on Monday.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the world only has eight more years to eliminate fossil fuel-burning energy sources that overheat the planet before the 1.5 degrees C. goal will be unattainable. The treaty’s next-best goal is to prevent average global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, though the world already has warmed by more than 1 degree.
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