This BBC article summarises a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation that has been released shortly before the COP24 Climate Summit in Katowice. The report shows no slowing in the concentrations of CO2 (405 ppm in 2017), methane, NO2 in the atmosphere and also reveals new concerns about CH11 a gas that was banned due to its effects on the ozone layer as well as global warming. These GHGs (greenhouse gases) are now at levels not seen since 3 to 5 million years ago when earth temperatures were 2C degrees higher and sea levels 10-20 metres higher.
And here the BBC reports (with video) on how China is building coal-powered electricity power stations all around the world. The article details and example in Serbia.
The Carbon Gap is here explained – about the difference between what is needed and what is promised by 2030 – 12 years from now.