5 ways to save the planet, according to UN scientists

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The risks of climate change have been demonstrated for years. But less attention is paid to ways to actually tackle the problem.

In early April, UN scientists unveiled a plan they believe could help people avoid the worst impacts of rising temperatures on the planet. The report, prepared by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), basically calls for a revolution in the way we produce the energy needed for human activities.

To avoid the great dangers of global warming, carbon emissions must stop growing for the next three years and then fall rapidly. And even then, it will be necessary to use technology to remove CO2 from the air and keep temperatures down.

According to the researchers, there are five fundamental ideas for keeping the planet safe:

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