Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Earth to overshoot global warming targets, U.N. warns in blunt report


Nations around the world still aren’t doing nearly enough to limit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, a new report warns.

While progress is being made, a new United Nations report says that collectively countries aren't on track to contain global warming to the level set by leaders in the Paris Climate Agreement. We are currently on course to see between 3 and 3.2 degrees Celsius, or about 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming by the year 2100. 

To put this another way, countries have only committed to about one-third of the emissions reductions needed to meet the Paris Agreement's temperature target, the report found.  Read more...

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