According to UNEP, collective ambition must increase more than fivefold over current levels to deliver the cuts needed over the next decade for the 1.5°C goal, or put another way, global greenhouse gas emissions need to fall by 7.6 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030.
"There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline, in greenhouse gases concentration in the atmosphere despite all the commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change".
Yesterday, in excess of 100 people held a sit-in in the office of Governor Brown of Oregon, demanding she oppose the controversial Jordan Cove LNG plant. They sang “No LNG” and “Governor Brown, do your job”.
Try as he might, Trump cannot stop the slow death march of coal towards the history books, in the US, at least. We are shutting down the fossil fuel industry, one coal plant at a time.