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A “Rapidly Closing Window”: Takeaways From the U.N. Climate Report

Humanity has a “brief and rapidly closing window” to avoid a deadly future, according to a major new U.N. report detailing the threats of climate change.

One of the “most striking conclusions” from the report is that the world is already “seeing adverse impacts that are much more widespread and much more negative than expected,” Camille Parmesan, an ecologist and an author of the study, told the New York Times.

Experts are calling for “transformational” change: an overhaul of the world’s energy systems, a redesign of cities, and a revolution in how we grow our food. But can our policymakers step into action quickly enough?


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