IPCC says global temperature will soon exceed critical threshold

The global average temperature will go above 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next 20 years, according to the UN's climate panel.

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The next 20 years will see the average global temperature exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius.

This is "unequivocally" due to human emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere, which will have major consequences, writes the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a report titled Climate Change 2021, published on Monday.

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