What’s Up With COP26?

What’s at risk at COP26?Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs answers that all-important query in a summary report intended for heads of governments, entitled: Climate Change Risk Assessment 2021.The report introduces the subject with three key statements:1) The World is dangerously off track to meet the Paris Agreement goals.2) The risks are compounding.3) Without immediate action the impacts will be devastating in the coming decades.

Source: What’s Up With COP26? – CounterPunch.org

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Thursday that humanity’s “future is at stake” with governments’ climate commitments, as he marked the launch of a U.N.-backed report he called “an alarming appraisal of just how far off course we are.””We continue to destroy the things on which we depend for life on Earth.””This year has seen fossil fuel emissions bounce back, greenhouse gas concentrations continuing to rise, and severe human-enhanced weather events that have affected health, lives, and livelihoods on every continent,” wrote Guterres in a foreword to the report, United in Science 2021.”Unless there are immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” he continued, “limiting warming to 1.5°C will be impossible, with catastrophic consequences for people and the planet on which we depend.

Source: ‘Grim and Alarming’ UN Report Details ‘Catastrophic’ Global Failure on Climate