The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow, Scotland
Almost every country in the world signed the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a monumental accord that aimed to limit global warming. But it was forged on a contradiction: Every signatory agreed that everyone must do something to address the urgent threat of climate change, but no one at the time pledged to do enough.
In the years since the agreement, the emissions that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere have continued to rise.
The Paris Agreement aimed to limit global warming this century to less than 2 degrees Celsius, compared to temperatures...