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How climate targets are set and the alarming consequences to Earth of rising temperatures

COP26 is debating whether to aim for a 1.5C or 2C cut – the result of which could save the planet

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Protesters are seen carrying candles during an Extinction Rebellion candlelit vigil on Wednesday in Glasgow. Photo: Getty

Protesters are seen carrying candles during an Extinction Rebellion candlelit vigil on Wednesday in Glasgow. Photo: Getty

Youth Climate Activists protest at COP26 in Glasgow. Photo: Getty

Youth Climate Activists protest at COP26 in Glasgow. Photo: Getty

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Protesters are seen carrying candles during an Extinction Rebellion candlelit vigil on Wednesday in Glasgow. Photo: Getty

How much warming can the world bear?

That question is one of the fundamental issues in dispute at the ongoing UN climate change summit, known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland.


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