Looking for the pain threshold: why COP26 won’t deliver
More than 100 world leaders and 25,000 delegates will attend the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow. A majority of citizens in almost every country worry about global heating, but dramatic change isn’t possible because it hasn’t reached their pain threshold yet, writes Gwynne Dyer.
UN Secretary General António Guterres recently said 'the world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 degrees Celsius of heating,' and that 'there is a high risk of failure of COP26.' Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons