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UNEP report shows off-track climate goals

U.N. researchers concluded the world is headed to 2.5 degrees C. of warming by 2100 because nations will not do what is needed to combat climate change.

A light project in Glasgow
A light project in Glasgow (AN/Backbone Campaign)

The world is headed to 2.5 degrees Celsius of warming by the end of the century because of a huge gap between what nations are willing to do and what they must now do to slow climate change, U.N. researchers concluded in a report on Tuesday.

More than halfway through the United Nations-brokered climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the analysis by the U.N. Environment Program illustrates what is at stake in the negotiations: an urgency need for nations to quick raise their ambition towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and switching to cleaner energy technologies.

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