The Paris Climate Change Agreement has been reported as a breakthrough in tackling climate change.
But China is not committed to peak carbon emissions until 2030, and most of the developed countries aren’t committed to ending fossil fuel use by 2050. That means it’s very unlikely that fossil fuel emissions will fall at all in the next decade, or that they’ll be reduced by the necessary 80% by 2050.
And this means a rise of more than 2 degrees in global temperatures is almost inevitable.
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