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A young boy collects what little water he can from a dried up river due to severe drought in Somalia.
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UN climate report: It’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

A new flagship UN report on climate change out Monday indicating that harmful carbon emissions from 2010-2019 have never been higher in human history, is proof that the world is on a “fast track” to disaster, António Guterres has warned, with scientists arguing that it’s ‘now or never’ to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

UNDP/Yuichi Ishida

Climate change impacts ‘fall strongly on disadvantaged and poor people’ around the globe

UN scientists on Monday delivered a dire warning about the impact of climate change on people and planet.

The report launched by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows how climate change is affecting every continent.

Although it is a global issue, its “negative impacts fall particularly strongly on disadvantaged and poor people across the globe, who have the least ability to adapt”.

UN News/Daniel Johnson

Land use ‘absolutely unsustainable’ but can be part of the solution, climate change expert insists

More than 100 leading scientists from all regions of the globe contributed to a major new UN report on the effects on climate change on land that was published on Thursday.

One of those experts is Dr. Valérie Masson-Delmotte, and in an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, she warns that although land use today is “absolutely unsustainable” for many reasons, it can also be part of the solution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.