5:08 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020
- By Rachel Koning Beals
‘The world has a high fever’ — UN chief suggests there’s consensus on taxing carbon and slashing emissions in just 10 years António Guterres says fossil-fuel subsidies are actively hindering climate actionUnited Nations chief António Guterres said a common conclusion has been reached: the global average temperature increase must be limited to 1.5 degrees, and carbon neutrality reached by 2050, with a dramatic reduction in emissions by 2030.
6:25 a.m. Sept. 9, 2020
- Associated Press
There’s a 1-in-4 chance the globe hits the warming limit in the next 5 years: UN 1.5 degrees Celsius is the more stringent of two limits set in 2015 by world leaders in the Paris climate change agreement The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.