December 08
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The countries of the world are planning to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas.

The United Nations Environment Program said government plans for fossil fuel production for this decade are dangerously out of sync with needed emission reductions.

The UN says emissions should be reduced by nearly 50 percent by 2030 and to zero by mid-century to limit warming to 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels.

But the production gap report noted that total fossil fuel production is likely to increase until at least 2040. According to development plans, this decade will produce 110% more fossil fuels than the global warming limit of 1.5 ° C.

With a warming of 1.1 degrees, the Earth is hit by increasingly frequent droughts, floods and storms, exacerbated by rising sea levels.

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