Obama’s Power Plan May Be Historic But It Won’t Save the World

President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce carbon pollution — acclaimed by supporters, reviled by opponents — won’t be enough to save the planet.
The latest and toughest version of Obama’s Clean Power Plan and measures already announced by other world leaders aren’t sufficient to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius this century.
“The change is too small in comparison to global emissions,” Fekete said by telephone. “There are also many other countries driving this.”
Yet Fekete isn’t despairing. Her organization is one of four European research centers that run Climate Action Tracker, which studies global-warming policies, including Obama’s power-plant rules, as well as pledges by Europe, China, Russia and others.