Awash in fossil fuels

"As government ministers prepare their speeches for the next big international meeting to discuss progress in resolving the climate crisis, a new report from the United Nations presents more compelling evidence that governments’ efforts to restrain emissions and to keep global warming to less than 2°C are way off track. 


Called The Production Gap,  in a memorable phrase the report states that the world is “awash in fossil fuels”.


There is still a huge discrepancy between government plans for fossil fuel production and the levels consistent with the Paris Agreement targets of 1.5 or even 2°C of warming. The chart shown here from  Inside Climate News shows how current plans for the production of fossil fuels are grossly out of alignment with efforts to constrain global heating."