Carbon countdown clock: how much of the world's carbon budget have we spent?

The clock marks how long it will take, if the rate of greenhouse gas emissions stays the same, before 2 degrees celsius of warming is likely. The 2015 Paris climate accord seeks to keep warming well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

Here's how The Guardian built the clock. Here's more on Pennsylvania's response to climate change.

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Updated: March 27, 2020 | 5:25 pm

Wolf vetoes natural gas tax-break bill

Proponents: Economic impact of new coronavirus pandemic should boost efforts to override veto
By Susan Phillips


Updated: March 27, 2020 | 10:17 am

Mine workers’ union wants more protections against COVID-19

Gov. Wolf allowed coal mines to stay open amid coronavirus pandemic
By Reid Frazier

Energy Transfer seeks waiver to continue some Mariner East work

Company says state has allowed some work to continue
By Susan Phillips

Mariner East construction shut down by governor’s order

There was some confusion after residents near the line awoke Friday to activity they thought was supposed to have stopped Thursday night. But construction of the pipeline will be suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Susan Phillips

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Mariner East worker charged with falsifying documents related to a pipeline weld

Company says it re-inspected welds to make sure they met requirements
By Susan Phillips


Electricity usage down across the region, which helps power grid staffing

PJM had prepared for pandemics and even did dry-runs with their staff working from home.
By Susan Phillips

Shell keeps massive construction site in Beaver County site open despite coronavirus worries

Company says it is addressing crowding on 6,000 worker site
By Reid Frazier
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