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Australia officials unconcerned about breaking country's coal habit

5 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images )
Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a dire warning about climate change : unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead to ecosystem damage, increasingly dramatic heat waves and previously-irregular weather patterns in different regions, and subsequent health impacts for humans.
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