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‘catastrophic’ climate breakdown,
 warn former UN leaders

There is a stark gap between what governments have promised to do to protect the climate, and the measures and policies needed to achieve the targets. At the Cop26 summit last November, countries agreed to bring forward plans to limit global heating to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels – the limit of safety, according to scientists. They have so far submitted pledges that would limit temperatures to under 2C.

BUT the policies and measures passed and implemented by governments would lead to far greater temperature rises, of at least 2.7C, well beyond the threshold of relative safety, and potentially as much as 3.6C. That would have “catastrophic” impacts, in the form of extreme weather, sea-level rises and irreversible changes to the global climate.

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Comment by Michael Grove on September 14, 2022 at 10:43

The first major US climate law comes not a moment too soon. It is the country’s best and last opportunity to meet its goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and, with it, a world where net zero by mid-century is possible. After Donald Trump, Mr Biden can reclaim the mantle of global climate leadership for the US. But the act reveals the limits of his power.

Comment by Michael Grove on April 6, 2023 at 10:10

 Meanwhile Climate Experts hit back at Australian

 politician’s bizarre theory about gravity’s role in

 Global Heating.

Comment by Michael Grove on April 6, 2023 at 10:21

  ... AS [IT] has recently been inferred MONEY MONEY

  MONEY [IS] being prepared to be stuffed into the

  pockets of the oil & gas energy giants ....

The United Arab Emirates, which is hosting this year’s Cop28 UN climate summit, has the third biggest net zero-busting plans for oil and gas expansion in the world, the Guardian can reveal. Its plans are surpassed only by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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