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World scrambles to contain damage as greenhouse gas emissions hit record

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By Emma Farge and Gerry Mey GENEVA/GLASGOW (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off track” on climate goals, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday, showing the scale of the task facing governments scrambling to avert dangerous levels of warming. A report by the World Meteorological Organization showed that carbon dioxide levels surged to 413.2 parts per million in 2020, rising more than the average rate over the last decade despite a temporary dip in emissions during COVID-19 lockdowns. Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said that the current ra…

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