"Dead Or Alive? COP26 Climate Talks Strive To Save 1.5C Warming Goal"

"Many vulnerable countries have campaigned for years to limit global warming with the slogan '1.5 to stay alive", but climate scientists say the world will almost inevitably 'overshoot' 1.5C"

"GLASGOW - An overarching goal for the COP26 U.N. summit of "keeping alive" a 1.5-degree Celsius limit on global warming is in jeopardy, with deep splits about what would signal its demise.

Global average surface temperatures are already up about 1.1C above pre-industrial times.

And climate scientists say they will almost inevitably "overshoot" 1.5C, the most ambitious goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement, as planet-heating emissions rebound after a dip due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some nations, especially island states at risk of being swamped by rising seas, say reaching 1.5C - in any year - would be the death knell of the iconic goal."

Alister Doyle reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation November 9, 2021.


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Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 11/09/2021