Global warming to reach at least 6°C
If the current rate of production of carbon emissions continues, temperatures will rise 6°C by the end of the century, warns PwCIn its fourth low-carbon economy index, the accountancy says that to have even a 50% chance of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C, global carbon intensity rates will have to be cut by more than 5
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