It is reported from Paris that Nations can build on the offers they have made to the Paris climate talks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit projected warming to 1.8°C (3.2°F), according to a new analysis released today from Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan.
Modelling done by the MIT group under Prof John Sterman indicates the enormity of the problem.
By 2050, we are looking at achieving an 80% reduction to keep global warming below 2%.
This means that the targets of most countries, albeit looking 2030, may still be too low and that we need to have a perspective on the problem that looks to an 80% reduction.
Australia has no chance of meeting this target under the Direct Action program that the Turnbull government is pursuing.