Emissions Pledges From China, U.S. And Europe Will Slow Rate Of Global Warming, Study Finds
LIMA, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Recent pledges by China, the United States and the European Union to limit greenhouse gas emissions will slow the rate of global warming this century, a study by climate scientists showed on Monday.
But the study, released during U.N. talks on a climate deal in Lima, said temperatures were still on track to breach a promise by almost 200 nations to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) to avert more heat waves, floods and rising sea levels.
The Climate Action Tracker indicated that average temperatures would rise by between 2.9 and 3.1 degrees Celsius because of the promised actions by the three top emitters, about 0.2 to 0.4 degrees Celsius less than previously projected.
It was the first time in five years that promised actions had reduced projected warming under the tracker, compiled by European —> Read More Here