Some of the world’s worst polluting companies, including BP and Shell, have been regularly lobbying the UK Government offering money to be part of next year’s UN COP26 conference.
While COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, our climate emergency continues to worsen. Breaking news this week from climate scientists is that we have just completed the hottest 12-month period in recorded history.
“We are the ones in control right now, but once we go past 2 degrees, we see that the Earth system tips over from being a friend to a foe. We totally hand over our fate to an Earth system that starts rolling out of equilibrium.”
Nearly every week now we have a new, previously unthinkable climate event
Schoolchildren from the Leiria region in Portugal hit by the country’s worst forest fires this summer are seeking crowdfunding to sue 47 European countries, alleging that their collective failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life.