“Climate Pledges Seen Holding Temperature Closer to 2-Degree Goal”


The latest pledges from countries on how they plan to rein in fossil-fuel emissions mean the world is closing in on its goal of keeping temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a group of researchers said.

If all nations fully implement the actions they’ve pledged, average temperatures will rise by 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100 from pre-industrial times, according to an e-mailed statement from Climate Action Tracker, a joint project by four European institutions. That’s lower than the 3.1 degrees they forecast last December and the first time their prediction has dipped below 3 degrees.


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