Countries promised modest climate-changes. They’re falling short anyway.

This article discusses the promises made by countries in the Paris Climate Accords. Unfortunately, even the modest promises are not being met.

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. The United States, under President Trump, is planning to withdraw from the Paris accord and is expected to see emissions increase by 1.8 percent this year, after a three-year string of declines. Other countries, too, are showing signs they might fail to live up to the pledges they made in Paris.

In short, the world is off target.

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