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Emissions cuts in line with Paris Agreement would see benefits ‘within two decades’

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'Immediate and strong action on climate change can bring benefits within current lifetimes and not just far into the future.' cap the global temperature increase. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Robert McSweeney
Science Editor, Carbon Brief
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