FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2017 file photo the rising sun floods the sky with a warm light above the coal power plant in Mehrum near Hohenhameln, Germany. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP,file)
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More countries than ever before have hit the expected peak of their planet-warming emissions -- laying the groundwork to reduce them -- but much more needs to be done, and fast, to curb emissions, researchers said Thursday.More than 55 countries -- which together produce 60 percent of global emissions -- have already peaked or are committed to peaking their emissions by 2030, a crucial step to curbing global warming, experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) said.Although this is encouraging, global emissions must peak by 2020 to keep global warming within safe levels, they said.The longer it takes to peak emissions -- the point when global emissions reach a maximum level and then decline -- the more difficult and costly it will be to avoid dangerous levels of warming.
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