‘Scientists got their modelling wrong’: Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests


By: - Climate DepotSeptember 19, 2017 12:03 PM

By Henry Bodkin

Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output.

An unexpected “revolution” in affordable renewable energy has also contributed to the more positive outlook.

Experts now say there is a two-in-three chance of keeping global temperatures within 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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They also condemned the “overreaction” to the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, announced by Donald Trum