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COP26: Climate deniers beclown themselves, then cry ‘I’ve been cancelled!’ when people laugh

The disinformation around this year’s climate negotiations got off to a stupid start, got slightly funny and gross there for a minute, and then just gross as a TERF called climate reporters biased. But not to worry, it’s still getting stupider, and more offensive! By Climate Denier Roundup  On the stupid front, a member of the new denial PR […]

November 16th

Dr Michael Mann: Don’t give in to the purveyors of despair. COP26 was a beginning, not an end

“Glasgow delivers hope at a crucial moment in the climate battle” | My new op-ed with Susan Hassol in the LATimes. By Dr Michael Mann Excerpt: For those looking for reasons to be cynical about the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland — COP26 — there seemed to be more than ample cause early […]

November 14th

COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

We asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here’s what they had to say about the deals that were made. (This page will be updated as reactions come in.) Christina […]

November 14th

COP26: Five things you need to know about the Glasgow Climate Pact

The COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow have finished and the gavel has come down on the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries. If the 2015 Paris Agreement provided the framework for countries to tackle climate change then Glasgow, six years on, was the first major test of this high-water mark of global […]

November 13th

California joins the international Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance as a second-tier member

A coalition of environmental justice, public interest and climate groups announced Thursday that the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) at the COP26 Conference in Glasgow that California will join as an “associate” member, a secondary tier of membership for those yet to commit to end new drilling for oil and gas.   By Dan […]

November 13th

COP26 Agreement: Can nations’ promises keep global warming below 2C?

Depending on whom you ask, the COP26 climate summit may seem like the best of times or the worst of times.  On the one hand, reports proclaim boldly that limiting global warming to below 2C might finally be in reach. On the other, critics complain that modest improvements on country commitments amount to little more than “blah […]

November 12th

As COP26 struggles, US and China announce ground-breaking side deal

Campaigners at global advocacy groups on Wednesday welcomed a surprise joint statement from the U.S. and Chinese governments about “enhancing climate action in the 2020s” while also calling on both countries to actually deliver on their promises. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step." US Special Envoy for […]

November 11th

COP26: What the draft climate agreement says – and why it’s being criticised

Having led the delegates at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to believe that the first draft of the final agreement would be published at midnight Tuesday, the UK presidency will not have made many friends by delaying it till 6am Wednesday morning. There will have been plenty of negotiators – not to mention journalists […]

November 10th

Action, Inaction: Latest COP26 draft agreement slammed as crossing our fingers and hoping

A new COP26 draft decision text unveiled Wednesday was roundly panned by climate campaigners as badly inadequate to the task of slashing global greenhouse gas emissions, which are pushing the planet toward a catastrophic 2.4°C of warming by the end of the century. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “This draft deal is not a plan to solve the […]

November 10th

An insider’s look at the Glasgow climate summit – talks intensify, amid grandstanding and anger outside

  By Rachel Kyte, Tufts University The Conversation Young people poured into the streets of Glasgow on Nov. 5, 2021, angry and impatient as the first week of the U.N. climate summit ended. Their anger is matched by anxiety in the conference halls as the enormity of what has to be achieved in such a […]

November 9th

First draft of COP26 decision text leaks. It could be worse (but not much)

As a new analysis revealed Monday that fossil fuel industry lobbyists have a larger presence at the COP26 than any country, global campaigners criticized the first draft of the final decision text for the United Nations climate summit for failing to even mention phasing out coal, gas, and oil. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Greenpeace International, in a statement, highlighted that […]

November 9th

COP26: More than 100,000 take to the streets on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

As diplomats from wealthy countries continue to say “blah, blah, blah” at COP26, over 100,000 people growing increasingly impatient with empty promises and inaction marched through Glasgow on Saturday, with thousands more hitting the streets in cities around the world during roughly 300 simultaneous demonstrations on a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams “Many […]

November 7th

COP26: it’s half-time at the crucial Glasgow climate change summit – and here’s the score

The first week of the United Nations climate talks in Glasgow are drawing to a close. While there’s still a way to go, progress so far gives some hope the Paris climate agreement struck six years ago is working. By Wesley Morgan, Griffith University The Conversation Major powers brought significant commitments to cut emissions this […]

November 5th

COP26: Palau President admonishes big emitters ‘You might as well bomb our islands’

On the third day of the COP26 climate conference, Surangel Whipps Jr., president of the Pacific island nation of Palau, reprimanded the leaders of wealthy countries, telling the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters: “You might as well bomb our islands.” By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams “We see the scorching sun is giving us intolerable heat, the warming sea […]

November 3rd

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

Over two weeks in November, starting today, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how international law and institutions help solve problems that no single country can fix […]

November 1st