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Back in December of two thousand fifteen hundred ninety. Five of the world's nations took their first steps down a long unclear road to addressing climate change in signing the Paris climate agreement nations agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to quote well, below two degree celsius a critical point at which the planet gets locked into a feature of catastrophic impacts such as rising sea levels, more devastating, floods, and droughts widespread food and water shortages and more powerful storms and to ensure that we don't get too close to that too degree. Tipping point the agreement ask countries to limit the temperature increase to just one point five degrees celsius. But how much does happen to Greece save us from the most devastating impacts of climate change a new report. Report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change the IPCC this week has shed some light on that. It highlights number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to one point five degrees compared to two degrees or more the conclusion every bit of warming. Even that point, five degrees matters here to break down the report and tell us how world nations have been doing trying to curb emissions over the last three years as to Kelly, the VIN. She is senior associate with the world Resources Institute. Doctor Levin welcome back to science Friday. Thank you so much to be with you. Wanna send out a shoutout to our listeners. But with this question, as we barrel toward a one and a half degree increase in global temperature, are you worried? Are you worried about climate change impacting where you live? Guess give us a call our number eight, four, four, seven, two, four, two, five, five, eight, four, four. Seven to four to five five. You can also tweet us at Saif fry. So Dr living, the goal is to prevent a two degree increase in average global temperatures. But this report tells us that even one point, five degree increase is going to bring some pretty big changes. Yep, that's absolutely right. So the Paris agreement actually has these two goals as you said to.

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