Temperatures to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030-2052 without rapid steps - U.N. report

Temperatures to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030-2052 without rapid steps - U.N. report

Temperatures are likely to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues at its current pace and if the world fails to take rapid and unprecedented measures to stem the increase, a U.N. report said on Monday.
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