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FEATURING THANU YAKUPITIYAGE – The United Nations released its latest “Emissions Gap” report this week and by their own assessments, researchers called the findings “bleak.” About four years ago country representatives from all over the world gathered in Paris, France, for the COP 21 climate meeting at which the historic Paris Accord was signed.

But as soon as he entered office, President Donald Trump pledged to pull the US out of the modest agreement and under his rule greenhouse gas emissions by the US have noticeably spiked. China has also increased emissions instead of leveling or reducing them. According to the report, “Countries collectively failed to stop the growth in global [Greenhouse gas] emissions, meaning that deeper and faster cuts are now required.”

The next UN climate conference, COP 25 takes place December 2nd in Madrid, Spain.

Read the UN Emissions Gap report HERE.

Thanu Yakupitiyage, U.S Communications Manager, 350.org.

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