Andrew Ciacci

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Two Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol next to an area destructed by heavy rains and floods in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. LUIS TATO / AFP

What have we learned so far from COP26, the 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change?

We have learned, sadly, that global leaders were right to lower expectations over the past few weeks. COP26 is not yet over, of course, but its opening days have provided plenty more evidence that governments are not going to do what is necessary to bring greenhouse gas emissions under control. Moreover, even if they can agree on how to do so in the remaining days, and then follow through with it, the effects of climate change are already here, as seen across the world in recent years with one heat record broken after another, as well as floods, droughts and other extreme weather.…  Seguir leyendo »