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2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #50

Posted on 13 December 2020 by John Hartz

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Story of the Week...

World is in danger of missing Paris climate target, summit is warned

Minister tells more than 80 world leaders that not enough is being done

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Narendra Modi vowed to cut CO2 by 2047 but made no pledge on coal production. Photograph: John Giles/PA

The world is still not on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the UK’s business secretary Alok Sharma warned, after a summit of more than 70 world leaders on the climate crisis ended with few new commitments on greenhouse gas emissions.

Sharma said: “[People] will ask ‘Have we done enough to put the world on track to limit warming to 1.5C and protect people and nature from the effects of climate change?’ We must be honest with ourselves – the answer to that is currently no.” 

He said progress had been made at the Climate Ambition Summit, co-hosted by the UK, the UN and France, marking five years since the Paris accord was adopted. More than 80 world leaders including China’s Xi Jinping, the European commission president Ursula von der Leyen, and Pope Francis urged swifter action on the climate crisis.

Click here to access the entire article as originally published on The Guardian website. 

Minister tells more than 80 world leaders that not enough is being done by Fiona Harvey, Environment, The Observer/Guardian, Dec 12, 2020


Toon of the Week...

2020 Toon 50 

Hat tip to the Stop Climate Science Denial Facebook page.


Reports of Note...

[To be added.] 


Coming Soon on SkS...

  • A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up (Andrei Lapenis)
  • Cranky Uncles Game Launch (John Cook)
  • SkS New Research for Week #50 (Doug Bostrom)
  • Emphasizing 'opportunity' to help bridge divide on climate action (Jeff Bearardelli)
  • When might the world exceed 1.5C and 2C of global warming? (Zeke Hausfather)
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #51 (John Hartz)
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #51 (John Hartz)

Poster of the Week...

2020 Poster 50

Jeffrey Alan Merkley is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Merkley served as the 64th Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. Wikipedia


SkS Week in Review... 

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