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Dorset Council

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…- sponsible for the levels of greenhouse gases currently in the atmos- phere. These concentrations are “extremely likely” to have been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. We are already experiencing a 1°C rise in average global tempera- tures since pre-industrial levels. In 2015, countries around the world signed the Paris Agreement with the aim of rapidly cutting…

… therefore had limited effect. As a result of the Kyoto Protocol, developed in 1997, 37 countries re- duced global emissions by over 10% (the UK achieved a 12% reduc- tion). However, this was not enough to offset the increasing emissions from other industrialising countries, which meant global emissions grew over the same period. In 2015, every country in the world signed the Paris Agreement


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