In a new report published September 15th climate research group Climate Action Tracker published the concerning results of a new analysis which studied the actions necessary to reach the more ambitious end, 1.5 degrees Celsius, of the targeted limit for global warming. The analysis, the first in a series of decarbonization series, focused on the transport sector, the fastest growing source of emissions, to assess the actions necessary to reach the reductions necessary to ensure the pace of global warming slows to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The researchers found that simply instituting stricter fuel efficiency standards and achieving a 50% share of its transport sector for electric vehicles would merely be enough to reach the minimum 2-degree target. To avoid exceeding 1.5 degrees would require automobile manufacturers to transition to entirely EV, or otherwise zero-emission, fleets by 2035, assuming that new cars stay on the road for approximately 15 years.

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