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Climate Projections Again Point to Dangerous 2.7C Rise by 2100

Researchers at Climate Action Tracker warn that the global rush for gas poses new risks to long-term progress on emissions targets. 

A dried-up river bed in Kenya. 

A dried-up river bed in Kenya. 

Photographer: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 

The research partnership Climate Action Tracker on Thursday released its latest projections of how greenhouse gas emissions may dangerously raise the global average temperature. The result is similar to last year’s — a troubling 2.7C increase above pre-industrial levels if policies don’t improve — but a different point of comparison adds a new dimension to the finding. 

The key numbers in the updated projections: