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Environmentalist and humanist. I regularly blog about environmental and political issues on Green Blog. Some of my posts are in Swedish.

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Current climate pledges are "half measures and hollow promises", will result in a "catastrophic" 2.7C temperature rise

Ahead of the COP26 climate conference, the United Nations warned that the current commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the world towards a "catastrophic" 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century. According to the UN's Environment Programme (UNEP), national plans to reduce carbon pollution has so far just amounted to "weak promises, not yet delivered". The UN urged all 193 member states to step up their climate commitments – especially rich nations, which are responsible f

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Record high carbon dioxide levels, temperatures – and emissions are expected to rise sharply after the pandemic

Last year we could see how the global coronavirus pandemic led to huge drops in air pollution around the world. The coronavirus had such massive effect on slowing down human activity and the global economy that even Earth Overshoot Day was slightly delayed compared to previous years. But even with all of this, the climate crisis remained relentless in 2020 and continued seemingly unabashed by the economic effects of the pandemic. So how did the coronavirus pandemic affect climate change and
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