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The window of opportunity for preventing catastrophic climate change is narrowing fast, warns a newly released special report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report lays out stark differences between a 1.5°C temperature increase, which the world may reach by as early as 2030, and the 2°C limit set under the Paris Climate Accord. The authors believe that reaching the more ambitious 1.5°C target is feasible but will require urgent and far-reaching measures at the international, national, and sub-national levels.
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body tasked with assessing the science relating to climate change.