New climate plans fall far short of limiting global warming to 1.5°C

Aerial view of the petrochemical plant at China Wenjie Dong/Getty Images
According to a new analysis, countries have not offered enough bold plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions under Paris Agreement. This means that emissions are likely to double in nine years to achieve the treaty's goal of keeping global temperature rises below 1.5C.

Despite the extreme weather in northern hemisphere, a landmark report on climate science and exhortations from UN leaders in recent weeks, more ambitious emissions targets have not been realized in


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