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UN chief Antonio Guterres has told the Associated Press news agency that the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is on “life support”.
He said the COP26 summit would probably not see governments make the pledges needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by enough.
Pressure is mounting for countries to strike a meaningful deal before the summit ends on 12 November.
But the UN secretary-general also said hope remained “until the last moment”.
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3 thoughts on “COP26: UN chief says 1.5C climate goal on “life support” – BBC Newsnight”
Alll these educated people and not one of them can apply simple logic and common sense to the subject.
There is nothing mankind can do to alter the climate. Accept it, believe it and get on with some environmental issues which
we can do something about. FARCE26
Setting targets for the unpredictable 🤔
These talks and politicians are a joke.