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New IPCC report urges 'hope' and climate justice for most vulnerable

Almost half of the world’s population lives in regions highly vulnerable to climate change and where deaths from floods, droughts and storms were 15 times higher in the past decade.

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme flood events (AN/Misbahul Aulia/Unsplash)

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (AN) — Many options exist to cut carbon pollution and adapt to human-caused climate change but action must start now, the U.N.'s panel of top climate experts said in a major new report.

The latest findings Monday from the United Nations' Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasize the world is running out of time to fufill the 2015 Paris Agreement's goal of preventing average global temperatures from rising more than 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, or 1.5° C. if possible.

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