COP27 was sponsored by Coca-Cola, the world’s leading polluter of plastics. Unilever, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Endesa, and a host of coal companies are past sponsors.
Scientists with the Global Carbon Project estimate that total CO2 emissions will reach 40.6 billion tonnes this year—driven by rising pollution from fossil fuels—and will likely continue to rise in 2023 without bold action from policymakers worldwide.
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“This is not a drought, this is aridification,” said one water law expert. “This is the new world we live in.”
“Decisive action to tackle climate change and restore ecosystems” is badly needed to rescue the beloved subspecies, experts say.