Scientists agree there’s still time to avoid extreme climate change
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Humanity can avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, but people will have to move away from fossil fuels faster than originally thought, according to a major climate report.
Scientists agree that within eight years, countries and industries will need to make deeper cuts to carbon emissions which build up in the atmosphere and trap heat. Experts insist the world must limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid irreversible environmental damage and harsh living conditions around the world. Right now, the report notes, humans are not on track to stay below that threshold. However, the technology and the methods exist to meet the goal. The only question is the collective will to act.
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