Global warming projections claim 3-degree hike this century

By on December 19, 2014

The world is on track to warm by 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, according to Grist. But the projection may not be as bad as it sounds, as it comes from figures released annually that have made higher warming projections in the past.

In fact, the 3-degree warming projection is the lowest that the Climate Action Tracker has ever calculated. The projections drop, according to those overseeing the tracker, is due to newly proposed actions to mitigate climate change.

The new actions put forth by China, the European Union and the United States reduced total projected warming by almost 0.5 degrees at century’s end, the climate tracker notes. Substantial certainty still remains, however, as China’s economy continues rapid expansion.

Global greenhouse gas emissions projected through 2100. (Credit: Climate Action Tracker)

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