The world is nowhere near tackling the climate crisis, says a new book by an Oxford scholar, Net Zero: How we stop causing climate change. But at least we know how to. Year on year, the amount of climate-changing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is rising. The ability of oceans, forests and soils to absorb and recycle CO2 is fast diminishing. Like an out-of-control coal train, climate change is thundering towards us. International agreements and protocols – countless meetings and mega amounts of jaw-jaw – have manifestly failed to address the challenge ahead. Dieter Helm, professor of economic policy at Oxford University in the UK and the author of several books on climate change, throws up his hands in frustration. “Thirty years on from the UN’s drive to address climate change, we are still going backwards at an alarming rate”, he says. The wrong policies have been followed, governments have misled people and we, the public, have failed to come to terms with what’s happening.
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31 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions were reduced globally in the last nine years as a result of UK intervention according to new climate finance data.
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