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The 1.5°C global warming limit is still within grasp – here's how we can reach it

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An unprecedented effort to cut emissions is now needed to keep global warming to under 1.5°C. Image: Li-An Lim/Unsplash

Peter Schlosser
Vice President and Vice Provost , Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University
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