‘Climate chief’ – really?
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A few months before the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Nations climate chief has called on the international community to make more ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says Phys.org.
Patricia Espinosa said on Saturday that significantly more countries had submitted their plans for emissions reduction by Friday’s deadline than had been submitted six months earlier.
However, only 58% of the countries have met the cut-off deadline, and proposals were often not ambitious enough.
So far, the joint efforts have fallen far short of the requirements of science, she said.
Experts agree that much more needs to be done worldwide by 2030 if global temperatures are to remain well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as agreed by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015.
The earth has already heated up by around 1.2 degrees compared to pre-industrial times. [Talkshop comment: Earth has experienced warm periods many times in its history].
The COP26 in Glasgow in November is considered an important milestone.
To reach the target, emissions would have to be cut by 45% by the end of this decade compared to 2010 levels, Espinosa said.
Full article here.
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From The GWPF: As global divisions harden, hope is waning for a UN climate deal in Glasgow
As hopes of a successful COP26 recede, Boris Johnson and the UK government are hoping for some kind of lame compromise agreement that would allow ministers to claim that at least ‘something’ has come out of the UN climate summit.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
August 3, 2021