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"COP26: Climate Babel"

2021-11-14T20:56:45.355Z

The Figaro editorial, by Philippe Gélie. Nobody is happy, it is therefore that the negotiations were not so bad, ” concluded in substance John Kerry, the special envoy of the American president for the climate. His formula sums up the general feeling left by the COP26 in Glasgow, a mixture of frustration and “it's better than nothing”.In two weeks of negotiations in this Babel with a strong carbon footprint, bringing together some 39,000



Nobody is happy, it is therefore that the negotiations were not so bad, ”

concluded in substance John Kerry, the special envoy of the American president for the climate.

His formula sums up the general feeling left by the COP26 in Glasgow, a mixture of frustration and

“it's better than nothing”.

In two weeks of negotiations in this Babel with a strong carbon footprint, bringing together some 39,000 participants from 200 countries, progress has been made here and there, on fossil fuels and methane emissions, deforestation or the carbon market.

But the world hasn't come very close to the finish line - the goal of containing global warming to 1.5 ° C compared to the pre-industrial era.

While we see the multiplication of heatwaves, gigantic fires and dramatic floods attributed to the 1.1 ° C warming already recorded by the planet, the trajectory remains equal to or greater than 2 ° C and

"the climate catastrophe strikes. always

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Source: lefigaro

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