What does a global aim of 1.5 degrees mean? Is it achievable? How much difference would it make?
Under existing Paris pledges, the world would be facing 2.3-3.5℃ of warming by 2100, and Australia doesn’t have the policies to meet its own modest targets.
National leaders have yet to sign a new United Nations climate pact, but developments during the three months since the Paris Agreement was finalized have been feverish.
The mishmash nature of national climate pledges made under the Paris agreement is creating fresh complications for the growth of pollution trading.
The 2016 BP energy outlook, published this week, shows the oil company’s views on the shape and direction of energy demand over the next 20 years have barely shifted.
Larry Marshall is right that the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to answer.