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Energy change is key to meeting UN climate goal

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The world can still meet the UN goal to limit global warming provided it cuts annual greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70 percent by 2050, a top expert panel said Sunday. 

(L-R) Youba Sakona, Coordinator of ACPC, Cuban climate expert Ramon Pichs Madruga, Ottmar Edenhofer, co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III and Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, during a press conference in Berlin on April 13, 2014

The cost will not be crippling, but the longer it takes to switch to cleaner energy sources, the harder and more expensive it will become to halt warming at the UN's targeted two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

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