Can global warming be limited to 1.5 degrees after COP26?
Environmental activists and developing nations have criticized the UN climate summit as a failure, saying the Glasgow agreement has fallen far short of what is necessary to prevent a climate catastrophe. Experts believe that, despite the pledges made at Cop26, global warming is still on track to be much higher than the 1.5 degree Celsius limit set in the Paris climate deal in 2015. Not 24 hours earlier COP26 President Alok Sharma was fighting back the tears. The deal was done, but with watered down amendments from China and India on the phasing out of coal. And the goal of keeping the 1.5 degree target alive, seeming farther away than ever.