UN climate report and clutching at straws
The report’s authors admit that the 'aspirational' goal of never letting the average global temperature exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial level will definitely be missed. Now, the UN climate body is creeping towards a reluctant acceptance that solar radiation management measures may be necessary.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called the latest report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change a 'survival guide.' It’s not even that, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia