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> INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’
> scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the
> immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says
> that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed
> and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”
> The report <http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/>, issued on Monday by the
> Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists convened
> by the United Nations to guide world leaders, describes a world of
> worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs
> as soon as 2040 — a period well within the lifetime of much of the global
> population.
> The report “is quite a shock, and quite concerning,” said Bill Hare, an
> author of previous I.P.C.C. reports and a physicist with Climate Analytics,
> a nonprofit organization. “We were not aware of this just a few years
> ago.” The report was the first to be commissioned by world leaders under
> the Paris agreement, *the 2015 pact by nations to fight global warming*
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/world/europe/climate-change-accord-paris.html?module=inline>
> .
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html
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