In case you haven’t heard, negotiators in Paris at COP21 have made a historic climate deal that hopes to limit global warming below 2°C.
Why 2°C? You may have heard the world is warming, and that warming has been attributed to manmade emissions. The United Nations has adopted 2°C as the highest threshold for warming with human-caused carbon emissions in order to drive nations to make a climate agreement (like the one in Paris) that would limit the most disastrous effects of climate change.
And thanks to InsideClimate News, we can see what’s at stake in infographic form!
Deforestation is a huge problem globally because forests suck up carbon that could end up in the atmosphere.
And no, I haven’t forgotten about wildlife! They’re at risk, too.
Read more about the series over at InsideClimate News.