No Major Industrialized Country Is On Course To Meet Its Paris Agreement Pledge

2017 CE

No country is on track with its goal to keep global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. “We still find ourselves in a situation where we are not doing nearly enough to save hundreds of millions of people from a miserable future,” Erik Solheim, the head of the UN Environment Program in 2017. Comparing national efforts is tricky, however, said National Geographic’s Craig Welch. “Should a country be judged on how much it cuts emissions overall or by how much it reduces carbon pollution, on average, for each citizen? Should poor countries get extra credit for trying, since most are not huge contributors to climate change? All of this subjective.”

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