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UN sets world Herculean climate challenge

While shift to renewable energy sources is under way, it is not happening fast enough

The United Nations climate panel gave the world a brutally stark message on Monday: We're on a fast-track to a climate calamity and this is our last chance to do something about it.

The underlying message to governments: You've had enough warnings; no more excuses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2018, with the headline 'UN sets world Herculean climate challenge'. Subscribe