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By Alister Doyle Environment CorrespondentOSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is set to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement 'by around 2040' on current trends, threatening economic growth, according to a draft U.N. report that is the starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.Governments can still cap temperatures below the strict 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7° Fahrenheit) ceiling only with "rapid and far-reaching" transitions in the world economy, according to the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The final government draft, obtained by Reuters and ...

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 17:31 IST