UN Panel Issues Dire Report on Climate Change, Calls for Urgent Action

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Opening of UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.  (Rick Bajornas/Flickr)

Forestalling the most devastating effects of climate change will "require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society." That's according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which found that the planet is likely to warm to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030. We'll discuss the human and environmental costs of rising global temperatures and what governments and individuals can do at this stage to limit the worst impacts.

Related: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

Guests:

Umair Irfan, staff writer, Vox

Rachel Cleetus, policy director, climate and energy program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Dan Kammen, professor of energy, UC Berkeley

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