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UN Calls Global Climate Outlook ‘Bleak’

Greenhouse gas emissions are rising and the window for action closing. Still, there are some hopeful trends.

Populism and Protest Lurk Behind Europe's Dying Coal Mines

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg


The world has refused to slash its collective greenhouse gas emissions, narrowing the planet’s pathway back to a safe climate.

Authors of an annual United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report published Tuesday were uncharacteristically direct in their 2019 assessment of the gap between actual and desirable emissions levels.