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Climate Change’s ‘Point of No Return’ Is Now 2035: Study

A new study says that climate change could reach the “point of no return” in 2035. If governments around the world don’t take decisive action to combat pollution and global emissions by then, it’s “unlikely” that global warming will remain below 2 degrees Celsius in 2100, the goal set by the Paris Climate Agreement, according to the study. Scientists in the Netherlands and the U.K. published their study in the European Geosciences Union journal Earth System Dynamics. “We show that there are strict deadlines for taking climate action,” said Henk Dijkstra, one of the study’s authors. “We conclude that very little time is left before the Paris targets become infeasible even given drastic emission-reduction strategies.”