The world’s biggest producers of fossil fuels are on course to bust environmental targets set out at the Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2016. Major users of coal, oil, and gas will burn double the amount required to keep the world at a safe temperature, the United Nations said on Wednesday. In its latest climate crisis warning, the UN, together with research groups, said 10 nations in focus – including China and the United States – plan by 2030 to extract fossil fuels at levels between 50-120 per cent higher than those proposed in the Paris Agreement. Under the global pact, nations committed to a long-term goal of limiting the average temperature increase to within 1.5-2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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‘We’re in a deep hole’: Fossil fuel production on track to exceed safe climate change limits by 120%.
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