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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:35 PM

Report: Most nations fall far short in plans to curb warming

Nearly every nation is coming up short — most of them far short — in their efforts to fight climate change, and the world is unlikely to hold warming to the internationally agreed-upon limit, according to a new scientific report.

Only one nation — tiny The Gambia in Africa — is on track to cut emissions and undertake its share of actions to keep the world from exceeding the Paris agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming since pre-industrial times, the report said.

Only one industrialized nation — the United Kingdom — is even close to doing what it should to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases and finance clean energy for poorer nations, the Climate Action Tracker reported Wednesday.

In May, after U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate summit, enough nations had promised big enough carbon pollution cuts that the tracker said the “emissions gap” — the difference between emissions projections with pledges and what’s required to meet the 1.5 degree goal — dropped 11%.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-africa-science-climate-environment-and-nature-41d47c72dcffb158fcc9c0c421c9336a

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:40 PM

1. That does it. I'm moving to Gambia!

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Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:45 PM

2. Governments can't do a lot as long as corporations are calling the shots.

And given that Capitalism is the the most sacred of the West's sacred cows, anyone who questions it is immediately labelled an enemy of the state, and in this world, the enemy of the planet triumphs over the enemy of the state every time.

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