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Global fossil fuel pipeline double the limit for 1.5 C global warming

The world's major fossil fuel producing countries intend to extract 110 per cent more fossil fuels in 2030 than the limit for keeping global warming to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. Coal, in particular, is 460 per cent over the threshold. Even if compared with a higher 2 C warming scenario–which countries globally have pledged to steer well clear of–planned production will still be almost 70 per cent over budget, according to a report published Wednesday.

November 9, 2023

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