World likely to hit 1.5°C warming limit within 20 years: UN climate report

The UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said that the world is likely to hit the 1.5°C warming limit within 20 years.

The deadly heat waves, gargantuan hurricanes and other weather extremes that are already happening will only become more severe.

The UN climate report urged nations to take immediate and rapid actions to reduce emissions. Emissions have put today's average global temperature 1.1°C higher than the preindustrial average, the report said.