CLIMATE CHANGE – Analysis: When might the world exceed 1.5C and 2C of global warming? (Zeke Hausfather, WEF)

Icebergs in the ocean are shown against the back drop of an organ sky.
Currently, we’re not on track to meet important climate targets. Image: REUTERS/Pauline Askin
  • The Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015 and pledged to limit global warming “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels.
  • Despite some progress, there is a large gap between current commitments and what’s needed to avoid exceeding global temperature limits.
  • If emissions are not rapidly reduced, the world will likely exceed global warming of 1.5C between 2026 and 2042, according to Carbon Brief analysis.
  • The 2C threshold could be exceeded as early as 2034.