Three years to safeguard our climate

Author(s): Figueres, C., H.J. Schellnhuber, G. Whiteman, J. Rockström, A. Hobley, S. Rahmstorf
In: Nature 546: 593-595.
Year: 2017
Type: Journal / article
Theme affiliation: Transformations
Link to centre authors: Rockström, Johan
Full reference: Figueres, C., H.J. Schellnhuber, G. Whiteman, J. Rockström, A. Hobley, S. Rahmstorf. 2017. Three years to safeguard our climate. Nature 546: 593-595.

Summary

In the past three years, global emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels have levelled after rising for decades. This is a sign that policies and investments in climate mitigation are starting to pay off. The United States, China and other nations are replacing coal with natural gas and boosting renewable energy sources. There is almost unanimous international agreement that the risks of abandoning the planet to climate change are too great to ignore.

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