The Fast-Approaching ‘Point of No Return’ for Climate Change | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

For the first time, the world’s top climate change scientists have endorsed an upper limit on greenhouse gas emissions, establishing a target level for curbing emissions that if not achieved could lead to irreversible and potentially catastrophic climatic changes.

In a report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN’s climate panel, scientists also said that the target is likely to be exceeded in a matter of decades unless steps are taken soon to reduce emissions. To contain these changes will require “substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions,” the scientists said.

via The Fast-Approaching ‘Point of No Return’ for Climate Change | News & Notes, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com.

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