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#Global warming

There is no formal organisation tasked with making sure individual nations are on track to make sure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
There is no formal organisation tasked w... […]

Who will be the judge of countries’ climate plans?

Countries have until the end of 2022 to ensure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. But who will check that their promises really do stack up?
Street artists paint a mural as part of the Grantham Climate Art Prize 2021 on a wall opposite the COP26 climate summit venue in Glasgow. Photo: Andy Buchanan / AFP
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Warming world in the balance at knife-edge climate summit

The United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow will task world leaders with turning ambitions to restrain global heating into the actions needed to slash greenhouse gas emissions
If temperatures rise enough to melt the ice sheets above Greenland and West Antarctica, it could lift oceans more than a dozen metres (40 feet)
If temperatures rise enough to melt the ... […]

Climate scientists fear tipping points (maybe you should too)

Leaders may be going into the UN climate summit in Glasgow with the do-or-die goal of limiting global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius, but breaching that cap is not what keeps scientists awake at night
Protesters attend a 'Fridays For Future' demonstration for climate protection, part of a "Summer congress" in Dortmund, western Germany, on August 2, 2019. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
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Climate justice: Rich nations dodge finance pledge

$100 billion a year in aid was promised over a decade ago to help developing nations curb carbon pollution and adapt to climate impacts. But rich countries haven't delivered