Lawmakers and climate change leaders in American President Joe Biden’s administration sounded the alarm in response to a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that called on states to quickly limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (1.15 degrees Fahrenheit).

“We cannot afford to squander this once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver historic investments in clean energy, good-paying jobs, and environmental justice,”Kathy Castor

“We cannot afford to squander this once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver historic investments in clean energy, good-paying jobs, and environmental justice,” said Republican Representative Kathy Castor, who chairs the House Select Committee on Air Control.

The latest IPCC report observes that the world is running out of time to restrict man-made global warming to 1.5 degrees.

The report presents different scenarios for when world governments decarbonate their warming to limit in aggregate to 1.5 degrees, compared to what will happen if they do nothing to generate global warming of 2 or 3 degrees Celsius.

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