Morning Brew's Cassandra Cassidy is reporting on COP28. 

At the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, world leaders are focusing on preventing global warming from exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Sultan Al Jaber, both the president of COP28 and the head of UAE's oil company Adnoc, has indicated that a significant agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions might be reached.

The urgency of this goal is underscored by the severe and potentially irreversible impacts of surpassing the 1.5-degree threshold, including extreme weather events like record heat, floods, droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires.

Already, Earth's average temperature has exceeded this limit on 127 days this year. Achieving the Paris Agreement's target to limit global warming requires reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, a challenging feat given the ongoing rise in emissions and the bullish stance of the oil industry.

Source: Morning Brew

(This article was written wirh assistance from ChatGPT)

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