Missing the Mark

This week, the Paris climate pledges take effect—but even if every country that made an emissions-cutting pledge in the Paris Agreement upholds its commitment, it won’t be enough.
That’s the sobering conclusion of a UN Environment Program report, which says the world will still fall 12-14 gigatons short each year of the goal to keep temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius over preindustrial levels.
In the best-case scenario, the individual commitments would only keep warming below 3 degrees, UNEP says, calling for more ambitious pledges during the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Morocco.
Source: ClimateWire via Scientific American

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