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Alarmed by the world breaching 1.5C for a year? Here’s how we can stop it being permanent

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🗞️ Driving the news: Global temperatures have exceeded the 1.5°C threshold for an entire year, marking a first in recorded history, according to the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)
This event underscores the urgent need for global efforts to reduce emissions and transition towards renewable energy sources, despite being partly attributed to the El Niño phenomenon

🔭 The context: The 1.5°C limit set by the Paris Agreement serves as a critical benchmark for international climate action, aiming to prevent catastrophic climate change effects 
Despite this year's alarming temperature rise, experts clarify that this does not signify the Paris Agreement's limit has been breached, emphasizing the importance of sustained efforts to mitigate climate change

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Exceeding the 1.5°C threshold even temporarily highlights the closing window to avoid permanent and severe impacts on the planet's climate system 
 Actions to phase out fossil fuels and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions are crucial to maintain the possibility of limiting global warming to the Paris Agreement's targets

⏭️ What's next: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres emphasizes the need for significant emissions reductions by 2030 and the peaking of emissions by 2025, along with robust national climate plans from every country aligned with the 1.5-degree limit

💬 One quote: "The good news is, we have never been better equipped to prevent climate breakdown," (Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General)

📈 One stat: Global warming has exceeded 1.5C for an entire year for the first time ever

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