UN: World 'nowhere near' hitting emissions targets


The UN says the world is nowhere near hitting its emission targets The United Nations climate office says global warming and climate change continues to be a big concern Its latest estimate based on a 193 national emissions targets finds even if countries achieve their current pledges greenhouse gas emissions will blow past the limit countries agreed to in the 2015 Paris climate accords and temperatures would rise 4.5°F over pre industrial averages by the end of the century The report forecast emissions will increase by 10.6% from 2010 to 2030 that's a slight decrease from earlier estimates but scientists say emissions need to be cut by 45% by the end of this decade to prevent what UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has described as uncharted territories of destruction The UN will hold a climate summit starting November 6th in Egypt where countries will again try to ratchet up their targets I am Jennifer King

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