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The UN Climate Action Summit: What Does “Two Degrees” of Warming Really Mean for North Carolina?

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Originally published as: Walter Robinson, "The UN Climate Action Summit: What Does “Two Degrees” of Warming Really Mean for North Carolina?" NC Policy Watch, October 1, 2019.

On September 23rd, leaders from around the world met in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit. Four years ago, in Paris, it was agreed to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius to stave off dire consequences for our planet, but too little has changed since then. Now world leaders meet again to determine a new set of actions to avoid this daunting threshold.