There is a 2/3 chance of the Paris Agreement global warming target being met.
New research from the University of Oxford predicts that the Paris Agreement’s target of a rise of less than 1.5C has over 60% chance of becoming a reality.
Scientists say that pollution levels and temperatures are rising much more slowly than expected 10 years ago.
The positive slowdown is due to the increase in renewable energy production, namely wind power.
Previous models predicted temperature rises of up to 1.3C above the mid-19th century average. Current predictions now put this figure at around 0.9C to 1C.
The Paris Agreement it is claimed, is still “geophysically and technically feasible”.
However, further investment in renewable sources and major reductions in emissions will still be needed before 2030.