By Sarah ParnassA new report from the National Climate Assessment (NCA) puts together a global picture of the climate agreement signed in Paris in December.
While many of the details of the deal have not yet been finalized, the report shows that nearly 90 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the United States.
That includes about two-thirds of emissions in the United Kingdom, which has been the largest contributor of greenhouse gases to global warming.
Here are the key takeaways from the report: 1.
The U.S. is the world leader in greenhouse gas production.
The report shows U.K. greenhouse gas output in 2020 was more than 10 percent higher than the global average.
China, India and Brazil have surpassed the United State in greenhouse emissions.
The United States is the top producer of greenhouse gas, accounting for roughly one-third of global emissions in 2020.
China and India are responsible for about 40 percent of global greenhouse gas supply.
China is the only country that is still a major contributor of global warming gases.
The climate agreement requires the U.N. to take more aggressive action to curb emissions.
The Paris agreement has reduced U. S. greenhouse emissions by more than 30 percent since 2005.
The pact has helped cut U. s. carbon dioxide emissions by about 12 percent from 2005 levels.
The agreement is expected to increase global emissions by 2.4 to 3.4 degrees Celsius (3.6 to 4.1 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century.
The NCA estimates that the agreement is likely to lead to an increase in the average temperature of the Earth by 0.4 degree Celsius (0.8 to 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit).
The report also provides insights into how the U