World’s leading economies failing to meet their climate pledges

A new report by Climate Action Tracker highlights the failure of every one of the developed nations, and almost every one of the developing nations, to meet the pledges they have made to reduce their carbon emissions in order to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord of 2015. Pledges which themselves insufficient to avoid a temperature rise of more than 1.5 degree Centigrade. The Guardian reports on this too — their daily climate and envionmental coverage is well worth following. But even being told every day that more needs to be done does not seem to be making us, or our governments, take the required action. What can be done to remedy this?

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