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Keeping Earth cool: Is the 1.5C target ‘mission impossible’?

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Paris (AFP) – Can humanity drag down greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to prevent Earth’s surface from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above mid-19th century levels? That question looms larger than all others as 195 nations tussle over the UN’s first comprehensive scientific assessment of climate change since 2014, to be released Monday.  And if we can, will we? It is hard to exaggerate how urgent and politically charged these questions have become. “We need to make sure that we keep 1.5C within reach,” UK minister and president of the critical COP26 climate summit in November, Alok S…

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