This Climate Crisis Can Be Turned – New Study
Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals 'within reach'
Matt McGrath, December 1, 2020 (BBC News)
“…[A new analysis of climate promises from China and other nations, along with the carbon plans of US President-elect Joe Biden show] the rise in world temperatures could be held to 2.1C by the end of this century…Previous estimates indicated up to 3C of heating, with disastrous impacts…[But] the long-term optimism is not matched by short-term plans to cut CO2…[The Paris climate agreement started a trend] away from fossil fuels…[The new "optimistic analysis" reflects China President Xi Jinping commitment that] his country will reach net zero emissions by 2060, and that its emissions will peak before 2030…
…[Japan,South Korea, South Africa, and Canada have also announced] net zero targets…[and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden] promised to bring the US to net zero emissions by 2050…[50% of global emissions from big countries are now committed to] zero emissions by mid-century goal…[But] the near-term plans to cut carbon by 2030 are just not up to the job…[Several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Australia, and Russia, are] still reluctant to set goals, and many poorer nations are still looking to invest in coal…” click here for more