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As the Lima climate change talks wrapped up today, it was announced that the participants had agreed to – unfortunately – a watered down target of limiting temperature increases to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius. This recommendation falls short of a Paris climate agreement goal to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius. It also represents a reduction from the current goal of 2 degrees Celsius.
Global emissions are projected to hit 50 billion tons a year by 2030. This would be a huge increase from current levels of 41 billion tons a year.
Despite its shortcomings, the Lima conference marked a breakthrough with China, India and Africa adopting voluntary pledge programs similar to the Paris Agreement.
The Climate Almanac released by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Friday provides key data and indicators on the state of the planet’s climate for 2016-2050. The Climate Almanac explores changes in carbon dioxide, emissions, concentration of greenhouse gases and sea levels.
NPG’s newest book, The Climate Almanac, is a work of critical analysis dedicated to putting forth credible perspectives on critical issues in addressing the climate change crisis.
Click HERE to read more from the Climate Almanac.