From The Skimm newsletter today
Yesterday, a UN report found that concentrations of greenhouse gases hit a record high last year. Even with a temporary slowdown of new emissions during the pandemic, carbon dioxide was almost 150% higher than pre-industrial levels. The report comes nearly a week before global leaders meet for COP26 climate talks. And days before the G20 leaders meet in Rome. Now, the UN’s warning that the world is “way off track” from its target to cut emissions in an attempt to reduce global warming. And some scientists say the world needs to cut its emissions in half in order to get rising temps under control.
Double plus in-good.