The UN's Climate Change Report : Short Wave Last week, the U.N. published a landmark report — detailing the current state of global climate change. One thing's for sure, humans are causing a lot of this extreme weather by emitting greenhouse gases. NPR's Climate Correspondent Rebecca Hersher gives Emily three key takeaways from the report that might surprisingly help everyone feel a little more hopeful.

You can follow Rebecca on Twitter @RHersher and Emily @EmilyKwong1234. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

Three (Hopeful!) Takeaways From The UN's Climate Change Report

Three (Hopeful!) Takeaways From The UN's Climate Change Report

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Steam and exhaust rise from the steel power station HKM Huettenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH on a cold winter day on January 6, 2017 in Duisburg, Germany. Climate scientists reports that greenhouse gases are among the chief causes of global warming and climates change. Lukas Schulze/Getty Images hide caption

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Steam and exhaust rise from the steel power station HKM Huettenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH on a cold winter day on January 6, 2017 in Duisburg, Germany. Climate scientists reports that greenhouse gases are among the chief causes of global warming and climates change.

Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Last week, the U.N. published a landmark report — detailing the current state of global climate change. One thing's for sure, humans are causing a lot of this extreme weather by emitting greenhouse gases. NPR's Climate Correspondent Rebecca Hersher gives Emily three key takeaways from the report that might surprisingly help everyone feel a little more hopeful.

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You can follow Rebecca on Twitter @RHersher and Emily @EmilyKwong1234. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

This episode was produced by Thomas Lu, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Indi Khera. The audio engineer for this episode was Kwesi Lee.