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Sun May 12, 2019, 03:28 AM

U.N. Secretary-General warns world 'not on track' to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 percent - TVNZ

https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1SI03O

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May 12, 2019 / 3:18 AM / Updated 6 minutes ago

U.N. Secretary-General warns world 'not on track' to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 percent - TVNZ

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5%, TVNZ reported on Sunday, during his visit to New Zealand.

Speaking to the media in Auckland alongside New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Guterres warned about the dangers of not addressing climate change.

“Climate change is running faster than what we are ... the last four years have been the hottest registered,” TVNZ quoted Guterres as saying.
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Guterres arrived in New Zealand on Sunday and will later also travel to Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Fiji as part of a Pacific tour focused on climate change.


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Sun May 12, 2019, 09:16 AM

1. Yeah, no shit. 2017 and 2018 were both years of worldwide CO2 emissions increases

2018 was up 1.7% over 2017, and 2017 was up by almost as much over 2016.

https://www.iea.org/geco/emissions/

The Secretary General has just won 2019's under-statement of the year award. When I first saw the headline, I thought, "am I missing something?" "Am I confusing something with something else, like U.S. instead of worldwide?" "Have worldwide CO2 emissions been going down, just not fast enough, or what?"

This one is by major emitting country:
http://fortune.com/longform/global-co2-emissions-2018/

U.S. up by 3.1% in 2018, just to pick one.

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