Climate pledges keep 'door open' to warming under 2C: UN

The door is still open to capping global warming below the danger threshold, the UN saysCarbon-cutting pledges from 146 nations for a universal climate rescue pact leave the “door open” to capping global warming below the danger threshold, the United Nations said Friday, a month ahead of crunch talks in Paris. “An unprecedented world-wide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost-effectively meet their stated objective of keeping a global temperature rise to under 2 C,” it said in an assessment of the country pledges. The longer we wait, the harder and more expensive it will become to cut back the fossil fuel emissions that drive climate change.

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