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Japan's sizzling days set to double if Paris accord fails to deliver

More extreme weather and less snow as world heats up, government predicts

Women wearing protective masks use portable fans as they make their way at a shopping district in the hot weather, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Tokyo, Japan August 18, 2020.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will experience twice the number of days of extreme heat at the end of the century if the Paris Agreement on climate does not meet its goals, government officials warned Friday.

The agreement aims to limit the average global temperature increase this century to at least "well below" 2 C above preindustrial levels.

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