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What's net-zero — and why do we have until 2050 to get there? Climate change questions, answered

Exhaust plumes from cooling towers a a coal-fired power station in Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Exhaust plumes from cooling towers a a coal-fired power station in Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

As the international climate summit in Glasgow heads into its final week, speeches and headlines are full of buzzwords like net-zero and carbon budget. What do they mean, and what does effective action against climate change look like?

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Justin Worland, climate correspondent for Time Magazine, about these questions.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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