Optimism from climate talks: Warming projections down a bit

  • FILE - This Nov. 28, 2019 photo shows a solar panel installation in Ruicheng County in central China’s Shanxi Province. Two new analyses released on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 trim projections of future global warming by a few tenths of a degree. Those however look at quite optimistic scenarios that might not come true. The big changes that factored in were from India and China and a new international pledge to reduce methane. Still, it’s nowhere near the Paris goal. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

GLASGOW, Scotland — With pledges for a United Nations climate conference, the world may be ever so slightly receding from gloomy scenarios of future global warming, according to two new preliminary scientific analyses Thursday.