Scientists Weigh Call for Much Deeper Cuts to Coal Pollution

This article discusses how Scientists Weigh Call for Much Deeper Cuts to Coal Pollution. A panel convened by the United Nations is assessing a stricter limit on emissions that cause global warming.

panel of the world’s top climate scientists is preparing to recommend much deeper cuts in fossil-fuel pollution than currently suggested as a pathway to stave off a dangerous increase in global temperatures.

Utilities by 2030 would have to consume just a third of the coal they burn now to hold global warming since the start of the industrial era to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit), according to a draft of the findings that the group will consider when it meets starting Monday in Incheon, South Korea. The cut is more than twice as steep as the boldest scenario outlined by the International Energy Agency.

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