Plans for fossil fuel production around the world are twice the level necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Environment Program.
As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate talks next month, it's worth recalling a sobering line from the royal commission's report into the 2019-20 Australian bushfires: "what was unprecedented is now our future".
'We've got to get everybody around the world to say — we will not be defeated by climate change, we will not be defeated by loss of biodiversity. We will defeat COVID, we will fight to prevent another pandemic.'
Pickering wants to build a hospital that could increase flood risk downstream in Ajax, on a watershed already under stress. The disagreement ties back to an old fight over land just outside of Ontario's protected Greenbelt.
There is considerable growth in shipments on Russia's remote Arctic route, but shippers will have to boost deliveries by more than 100 percent in only two years if they are to reach the target set by the Kremlin.