The Paris Agreement May Not Do What It's Supposed To
A U.N. report shows even if the agreement is followed perfectly, temperatures will still rise higher than 2 degrees Celsius.By Lindsey Pulse | November 4, 2016
The Paris Agreement is now in effect — but a U.N. report says the ambitious goals might not work like they're supposed to.
The Paris Agreement is meant to cap global rising temperatures at 2 degrees Celsius. And in theory, it works.
The agreement was ratified earlier this year — it required at least 55 countries that represent 55 percent of global emissions to ratify it. The European Union, Canada and nine other countries bumped that number over the threshold.