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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Detailed view on the newly installed system to filter out PFAS Forever Chemicals at Well #2 of the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority facility in Horsham, Pa., on August 22, 2019..

Toxic PFAS chemicals, found across Pennsylvania, get the Hollywood treatment

Dark Waters dramatizes the true story of a former corporate lawyer who exposed the effects of toxic PFAS chemicals discharged into a creek in West Virginia.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant burns coal to generate electricity in Beaver County.
Updated: November 19, 2019 | 6:52 pm

Lawmakers, criticizing Wolf’s executive order on joining cap-and-trade program, say it’s their call to make

Proposed bill would require Legislature to OK Pennsylvania becoming part of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
By Scott Blanchard

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa. speaks to reporters outside his office on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2019-20 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A sign on Riegelsville Road in Holland Township, New Jersey, shows local opposition to the PennEast pipeline.

PennEast will appeal to U.S. Supreme Court over lower court’s adverse ruling

Company looking to overturn decision that denied its bid to condemn state-owned lands for $1 billion pipeline project
By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

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Ryan O’Callaghan is president of the United Steelworkers Local 10-1, which represents 640 union workers at Philadelphia Energy Solutions. The 150-year-old refinery is shutting down after a fire destroyed one of its units.

U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Plant is in the eastern Pittsburgh suburbs.

U.S. Steel unveils pledge to cut emissions

U.S. Steel will increase its use of renewable energy and steel scrap recycling
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Demonstrators gather on the steps of the state capitol in Harrisburg to demand action on climate change on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Updated: November 14, 2019 | 10:55 am

State Auditor General: Climate change could be costing Pa. hundreds of millions

Eugene DePasquale wants lawmakers to come up with a more comprehensive plan to improve infrastructure, and hopefully prevent future damage from severe weather.
By Katie Meyer

Wolf speaks to reporters after an event in Camp Hill on Nov. 13.

Wolf says he’s unaware of any wrongdoing in Mariner East pipeline permitting process

The FBI has reportedly opened a corruption investigation into the way the administration issued permits for the multibillion-dollar Mariner East 2.

By Katie Meyer

Sen. Pat Toomey speaks in Harrisburg on Nov. 8, 2019. He sponsored a bill aimed at barring future presidents from banning fracking.

Toomey takes preventative measures as Dems call for fracking bans

Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator has introduced a resolution he hopes will enable Congress to defeat future presidents’ fracking bans in court.

By Katie Meyer
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