Radical change in our approach to cut greenhouse gas emissions necessary

An article in Common Dreams:

Forget Paris, Scientists Say ‘Radical Change’ Only Way to Stay Below 2 Degrees

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Forget Paris, Scientists Say ‘Radical Change’ Only Way to Stay Below 2 Degrees

Study by former IPCC chair comes amid rash of new research, all predicting the Earth will soon blow by key global warming thresholds

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Global GHG emissions are not projected to decrease fast enough, even if all the pledges are fully implemented. Full implementation of the pledges will require the promised US$100 billion per year in financial assistance for developing countries to be realized. As a result, the 1.5°C target could be reached by the early 2030s and the 2°C target by 2050.

Further, the researchers minced no words when laying the blame for the missed targets on “political and sectoral interests,” including those “benefiting from the use of fossil fuels,” for promoting “deliberate misinformation” about the current situation.”

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