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Omaha Steve

(96,991 posts)
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 06:07 PM Nov 20

UN report says world is racing to well past warming limit as carbon emissions rise instead of plunge

Source: AP

By SETH BORENSTEIN
Updated 3:14 PM CST, November 20, 2023

Earth is speeding to 2.5 to 2.9 degrees Celsius (4.5 to 5.2 degrees Fahrenheit) of global warming since pre-industrial times, set to blow well past the agreed-upon international climate threshold, a United Nations report calculated.

To have an even money shot at keeping warming to the 1.5-degree Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) limit adopted by the 2015 Paris climate agreement, countries have to slash their emissions by 42% by the end of the decade, said the U.N. Environment Programme’s Emissions Gap report issued Monday. Carbon emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas rose 1.2% last year, the report said.

This year Earth got a taste of what’s to come, said the report, which sets the table for international climate talks later this month.

Through the end of September, the daily global average temperature exceeded 1.5 degrees Celsius above mid-19th century levels on 86 days this year, the report said. But that increased to 127 days because nearly all of the first two weeks of November and all of October reached or exceeded 1.5 degrees, according to the European climate service Copernicus. That’s 40% of the days so far this year.



Read more: https://apnews.com/article/climate-change-carbon-emissions-global-warming-98b96100fca83641c77a52928e303e10

UN report says world is racing to well past warming limit as carbon emissions rise instead of plunge (Original Post) Omaha Steve Nov 20 OP
All that... 2naSalit Nov 20 #1
More like mashing it to the floor in Grandpas old 3 ton Ford Cheezoholic Nov 20 #2
Down a rugged road! 2naSalit Nov 20 #4
I might move to Alaska in a few years. Nt BootinUp Nov 20 #3
I'd be careful ... Delphinus Nov 20 #7
We just broke 2C for a few days NickB79 Nov 20 #5
The race is on between Global Warming, a rogue AI, or a second Donald Trump term making life a living hell. LudwigPastorius Nov 20 #6
Go humanity, go. And, a big Fuck You to our next generations. Magoo48 Nov 21 #8

Cheezoholic

(1,771 posts)
2. More like mashing it to the floor in Grandpas old 3 ton Ford
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 07:07 PM
Nov 20

with the kids in the front seat and no seat belts.

LudwigPastorius

(8,026 posts)
6. The race is on between Global Warming, a rogue AI, or a second Donald Trump term making life a living hell.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 10:24 PM
Nov 20

Global Warming is ahead now, but one of the other two could make a surprise move on the inside rail and jump into the lead.

Magoo48

(4,517 posts)
8. Go humanity, go. And, a big Fuck You to our next generations.
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 10:25 AM
Nov 21

Yahooooooooo, here comes the dystopian wall.

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