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Australia’s dismal climate record comes under COP26 spotlight – CNBC

This picture taken on November 4, 2021 shows steam rising from cooling towers of the power generating plants in the town of Singleton, some 70km (43 miles) from Newcastle, the world’s largest coal exporting port. Saeed Khan | AFP |…

Global warming’s great leap backwards – The Spectator Australia

Speaking in Milan in the lead up to the Glasgow Cop 26 global warming summit, professional truant, Greta Thunberg, lamented that despite countries around the world vowing to meet ‘ambitious targets’, the climate crisis was continuing to escalate. ‘Build back…

COP26 pledges can help cap global warming at 1.8 degrees Celsius at best – Livemint

NEW DELHI: All the pledges to cut carbon emissions at the two-week long Glasgow climate change summit, also known as Conference of Parties (COP) 26, that ended on 14 November, will only help cap global warming at 1.8 degrees Celsius,…

COP26 Prepared the World to Beat Climate Change – The Wall Street Journal

In diplomacy and governing, there are few permanent victories, mostly hard-fought opportunities to make continued progress with continued attention. I often think of Benjamin Franklin’s comment to a young citizen after the delegates finished drafting the Constitution in Philadelphia, promising…

The climate crisis: Why 1.5 degrees of warming fails to capture the mess we’re in – CNET

As COP26 came to a close on Saturday evening, its president, Alok Sharma, emphasized that as a result of nearly 200 nations adopting the Glasgow Pact, the world had kept “1.5 degrees within reach” but noted its “pulse is weak.”…

Politics

The Cop26 message? We are trusting big business, not states, to fix the climate crisis | Adam Tooze

Cop26 delivered no big climate deal. Nor, in truth, was there any reason to expect one. The drastic measures that might – at a stroke – open a path to climate stability are not viable in political or diplomatic terms….

Analysis | Can the U.S. and China work together? Don’t look to climate change action for answers. – The Washington Post

China, along with India, was a key driver of that change. It came as a rude awakening for many and “shocked most delegates and riled the U.S. delegation,” a senior Biden administration official later told The Washington Post — though…

After Glasgow, The 1.5°C Target Is Dead – Get Over It

The Glasgow climate conference represents a strategic defeat for the West, and for Britain in particular. Boris Johnson unleashed everything he could muster. The royal family hosted receptions for multibillionaires. The Foreign Office sent climate envoys around the world. Glasgow…

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