Post-Copenhagen factbite

Current climate policies place society on course for 3.5C global warming and almost 800 ppm CO2 equivalent by 2100. So the latest output by the Climate Action Tracker run by the Potsdam Institute suggests. CO2 concentrations would be over 650 ppm. Existing pledges will not halt emissions growth until 2040, 35 years after the 2015 target called for by the IPCC. By 2020 emissions from all sources would be some 55 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent, up from around 46 today, and just 3 billion less than business as usual
Time to change course…

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