Earth Is Set For Disastrous 2.7��C Temperature Rise Under Nations Current Net Zero Pledges

After two weeks of talks in Glasgow, diplomats from almost 200 countries reached an agreement to ramp up their carbon-cutting commitments, phase down fossil fuels and increase aid to poor countries on the front lines of climate change. Read the full text of the agreement here, with annotations.

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Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/11/09/cop26-un-emissions-gap/

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