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ALEX AWITI: COP26 lofty on rhetoric, short on tangible action to slow down global warming

In Summary
  • We are still on a path toward a planet that will be warmer by 2.4 degrees by 2100
  • This sets the stage for vicious storms, wildfires, droughts and sea-level rise and the attendant social and economic upheaval

COP26 is over. But two weeks later the goal of limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the critical threshold set in the 2015 Paris agreement remains in limbo.

The pledges on emission ...