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Millions will die if world fails on climate promises

Wednesday 17 Feb 21 12:00pm

 

By TIM RADFORD | Scientists have looked at conditions in just nine of the world’s 200 nations and found that − if the world keeps its Paris climate promises, of containing global heating to “well below” 2deg by 2100 − millions of lives could be saved.

And another team has looked at what nations actually propose to do so far to hit the Paris targets and found that it is not enough: that everybody will have to be 80 per cent more ambitious.

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