16 November 2017
Commenting on the Carbon Action Tracker report that shows a slowing in the growth of projected Global Warming, Dr Stephen Cornelius, WWF’s Chief Adviser on Climate Change commented:
“It is good news that many countries are taking climate action and are slowing their emissions growth. However, world emissions are still on the up and with current policies global warming is projected to be almost 3.4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. This is not even close to the ‘well below two degrees’ which governments agreed as the upper limit in Paris – and further away from the 1.5 degrees Celsius we need to see. If temperatures were to rise to this extent, then the results would be catastrophic for people, our nature and our animals.
“We are already seeing the damaging effect of climate change on our planet, with increased severe weather events and dramatic changes in the Arctic. If all countries contribute we can cut our global emissions fast and transition to a low-carbon, renewable future before it is too late.”