David Wallace-Wells has published a very well written description of the world’s future if we do not pursue a transition to a low carbon economy. He takes a terribly complex and scary topic and breaks it down in fluid, almost lyrical prose which I strongly recommend.
Australia’s brush fires are due to record breaking, hot weather; a devastating draught and very strong winds and are most probably linked to climate change.
Although COP 25 in Madrid was disappointing, the announcement of the European Green Deal brings hope for real climate action as well as economic stimulus.
While it seems there is good and bad news coming out of the COP 25 in Madrid, one does get the feeling that the world is moving to slowly on the issue of de-carbonization. To give some context to the entire issue, I have picked these four charts out of the work done by the Global Carbon Project that I think summarizes the situation.
As the 25th meeting of the parties to the UN’s climate convention meets in Madrid, I will watching what happens to the carbon trading rules (article 6), climate finance, and the list of countries that commit to do more than they agreed to do four years ago.