China-US deal to curb carbon emissions hailed by IEA


The plan to slow rising temperatures is called a ‘giant leap for mankind,’ but further action is still needed, according to scientists.

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The plan to slow rising temperatures is called a ‘giant leap for mankind,’ but further action is still needed, according to scientists.

But if international leaders fail to secure a global emissions reductions deal at a “last chance” summit in Paris next year then “we may well say goodbye to the world we have today”, Fatih Birol, the energy watchdog’s chief economist warned.

Scientists say that if temperatures rise beyond 2C above pre-industrial levels, the effects of climate change will be far more dangerous. To keep warming below that level, the world will have to drastically reduce its emissions.

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