A new report from the World Bank has determined that warming of around around 2.7° Fahrenheit by mid-century is already locked into the Earth's atmospheric system through past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental groups are pledging to intensify their push on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft in the wake of a new report showing no improvement in fuel efficiency from U.S. domestic airlines.
Much of the reaction thus far has come from politicians and advocates, but it is also important to note the reactions of the people who actually measure climate change and predict how it will impact humans in the future. What do they think about the deal?
The European Commission must still propose specific legislation for the European Parliament to pass. But this morning's deal is a sign that the necessary political compromises and understandings are in place.