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15% carbon cut needed for UN goal

The chances of hitting the UN’s global warming target are diminishing, but the goal can still be met if greenhouse-gas emissions fall by 15 percent by 2020, scientists said yesterday.
In a study issued at the world climate talks in Doha, they cautioned against mounting pessimism that the UN’s objective of curbing warming to a safer two degrees Celsius is now out of reach. “Limiting global warming below 2 C, or even to below 1.5 C, remains technically and economically feasible, but only with political ambitions backed by rapid action starting now,” the team said.

The chances of hitting the UN’s global warming target are diminishing, but the goal can still be met if greenhouse-gas emissions fall by 15 percent by 2020, scientists said yesterday.
In a study issued at the world climate talks in Doha, they cautioned against mounting pessimism that the UN’s objective of curbing warming to a safer two degrees Celsius is now out of reach. “Limiting global warming below 2 C, or even to below 1.5 C, remains technically and economically feasible, but only with political ambitions backed by rapid action starting now,” the team said.

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