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UN climate negotiators go into overtime to save 1.5 Celsius goal

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By Kate Abnett and Elizabeth Piper GLASGOW (Reuters) – Negotiators took the U.N. climate talks in Scotland into an extra day on Saturday, after two long weeks of wrangling, to try to agree a deal that would give the world a realistic shot at avoiding the worst effects of global warming. Alok Sharma, the British conference president, said he expected COP26 to close on Saturday afternoon with a deal between the almost 200 countries present, ranging from coal- and gas-fuelled superpowers to oil producers and Pacific islands being swallowed by the rise in sea levels. A fresh draft deal was release…

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