The world is on a path to climate hell. That was the message U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres sent to world leaders and diplomats this week as they gathered in the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to hammer out how to keep global temperature averages from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius.
The 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference of Parties, known informally as COP27, comes as Russia’s war in Ukraine has prompted a surge in oil and gas prices and as the United States marched into a midterm election largely projected to favor Republicans — a fact that many feared would hamper the U.S.’s ability to extend international climate financing to poorer countries during the talks.
The impacts of a warming world are the Golden State faster and with greater intensity than previously expected. Some are irreversible
The measure would have taxed the wealthy to fund electric vehicle rebates and fight wildfires in California, where global warming effects have come faster and with greater intensity than previously expected