"GLASGOW, Scotland — A crucial U.N. climate summit opened Sunday amid papal appeals for prayers and activists’ demands for action, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries aimed at slowing intensifying global warming and adapting to the climate damage already underway."
"Answers to all your questions about COP26 Glasgow, the world's most important and confusing climate conference."
"An ambitious project is attempting to interpret sperm whale clicks with artificial intelligence, then talk back to them."
"Forests in at least 10 Unesco world heritage sites have become net sources of carbon since the turn of the millennium due to wildfires, deforestation and global heating, says a new report."
"Indigenous leaders from around the world will join government officials, scientists, activists, and NGO representatives at the U.N. climate summit in Scotland to highlight the role of Indigenous peoples in providing climate mitigation and adaptation solutions."
"Even as large swaths of the Siberian forest have burned in wildfires — made increasingly worse by climate change — the Kremlin has focused its strategy to slash emissions on the region’s trees."
"The leaders of Russia and China aren’t coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled the rug out from under Paris’ $66 billion submarine deal Down Under."
"The world is squandering the opportunity to “build back better” from the Covid-19 pandemic, and faces disastrous temperature rises of at least 2.7C if countries fail to strengthen their climate pledges, according to a report from the UN."
"Corporate adaptation measures, carbon offset policy and new U.S. regulatory responses are among the top issues attorneys say they’re tracking at the upcoming United Nations climate talks.
The trajectory of the climate crisis is at stake in Glasgow, where more than 197 countries will gather starting Oct. 31 for the two-week COP26 summit. There, they’ll ratchet up their commitments to cutting greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris climate agreement and tie up its loose technical threads.
"Levels of climate-heating gases in the atmosphere hit record levels in 2020, despite coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization has announced."