Climate Report Sets Deadline For Zero Carbon Emissions
A new United Nations report warns climate change will be irreversible if emissions aren't lowered by 2100, but it does says it's possible to do.By Jake Godin | November 2, 2014
If the timetable for exactly when countries need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions has always seemed a little vague to you, well, we just got a deadline: 2100.
That's according to a new report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international organization of scientists dedicated to studying climate change. (Video via Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Using data from previous reports, the 116-page "Synthesis Report" warns global greenhouse emissions need to drop to zero by 2100 to avoid irreversible damage to our planet's atmosphere.