The Bumpy Road to Glasgow

Cartoon by Alex Bowman

This past week, China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year’s global climate summit.

With a mere three months to go until the UN COP26 in Galsgow, hope that the nations of the world can reach agreement on key climate goals is waning.

This is all happening as the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report is set to be released this Monday August 9th, and will serve as the scientific foundation for COP26. The report is expected to underscore more profoundly than ever before just how urgent it is for the world to agree to aggressive emissions reductions. We’ll have more coverage of that on Monday, but in the meantime, here are five things to watch for in the upcoming report.

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