UN Report: “Unprecedented Changes” Needed to Protect Earth from Global Warming

Credit: Steve Buissinne

(From USA Today)

The report, released in South Korea by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the world’s economies must quickly reduce fossil fuel use while at the same time dramatically increasing use of clean, efficient energy. These transitions must start now and be well underway in the next 20 years.

The goal is to cap global warming at 1.5 Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, which the group said may prove nearly impossible unless swift action is taken.

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