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IPCC Report Warns World Must Work To Reduce Climate Change

News outlets discuss the release of a new report from the U.N.-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urging nations to take action on climate change.

Christian Science Monitor: U.N. climate report: Window closing for lowest-cost solutions
“If countries hope to achieve their economic aspirations without pushing the global climate system deep into uncharted territory for humans, they have a rapidly closing window for taking extensive action at the lowest cost, according to a report issued Sunday by the U.N.-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…” (Spotts, 4/13).

CNN: ‘Modest hope’ to slow warming, but no ‘free lunch,’ U.N. warns
“Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to ‘near zero’ by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue reported Sunday…” (Smith, 4/13).

Politico: Major mitigation needed on climate change, IPCC warns — Obama: Carbon pollution a health issue, too
“A United Nations science panel issued a sobering wake-up call to world policymakers Sunday, warning that countries must make dramatic changes in their energy consumption, their use of technology and even their ways of life to avert the catastrophic effects of climate change…” (Guillén/Restuccia, 4/14).

Reuters: Step up action to curb global warming, or risks rise: U.N.
“A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air…” (Doyle, 4/13).

USA Today: IPCC report: Climate needs swift shift to clean energy
“A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming, because global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations reports today…” (Koch, 4/13).

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Urges Swift Action on Climate Change — Update
“…The report is of major interest to policy makers because it focuses on various scenarios for mitigating global warming. Presented on Sunday in Berlin, it is the third installment in a comprehensive four-part report by the IPCC…” (Naik, 4/13).

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