WASHINGTON (AP) – A U.N. report says limiting global warming to just under a single degree could mean the difference between life and death for many people and ecosystems.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Arrested In Deadly Allentown Shooting
But the scientists behind the report have little hope the world will rise to the challenge.
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The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the report on Sunday at its meeting in South Korea.
The nations of the world have set a goal of limiting warming of the planet to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or a single degree Celsius. But the scientists say there would be a big difference if that goal were cut in half.
If that happened, they say, there would be fewer heat waves, downpours and extinctions, less sea-level rise and more coral reefs and ice sheets.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Judge Begins Review To Pick New Congressional District Maps
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