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2014-04-06. World Running Out Of Time To Stop Global Warming, UN Report Says.

posted Apr 8, 2014, 8:40 AM by Alan Gould

For GSS Climate Change chapter 4. Excerpt: OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels ... a draft U.N. study ...says nations will have to impose drastic curbs on their still rising greenhouse gas emissions to keep a promise made by almost 200 countries in 2010 to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius ...over pre-industrial times. ...The draft, seen by Reuters, outlines ways to cut emissions and boost low-carbon energy, which includes renewables such as wind, hydro- and solar power, nuclear power and "clean" fossil fuels, whose carbon emissions are captured and buried. ...Saskatchewan Power in Canada will open a $1.35 billion coal-fired electricity generating plant this year that will extract a million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from its exhaust gases - the first carbon capture and storage plant of its type. Reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group meeting in Berlin, will help governments, which aim to agree a deal to slow climate change at a Paris summit in December 2015. Few nations have outlined plans consistent with staying below 2 degrees C. ...The IPCC draft report is the third and final study in a U.N. series about climate change, updating findings from 2007, after the Japan report about the impacts and one in September in Sweden about climate science. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/06/global-warming-un_n_5099769.html.  By Alister Doyle, Huffington Post.