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The state of the climate crisis

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🗞️ Driving the news: The “Global Stocktake” is set to take place at the 28th annual United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP28) on climate change in Dubai, the world’s first collective assessment of progress in addressing climate change
• The event occurs amid escalating climate crises, including record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events globally

🔭 The context: There's growing scientific consensus that 2023 will be the hottest year on record since the mid-1800s, and temperatures may continue to rise beyond the critical 1.5 degrees Celsius limit set to curb the most extreme consequences of the climate crisis
• Worse still, countries in the developing world that have contributed minimally to the crisis often face its worst impacts

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The conference is significant as it not only assesses global progress in combating climate change but also highlights the disproportionate impact on various regions and communities
• It brings to the forefront issues like community resilience, climate reparations, and the need for equitable solutions to tackle the climate crisis

⏭️ What's next: The Global Stocktake will focus on evaluating and enhancing global efforts against climate change

📈 One stat: 2023 is projected to be the hottest year since temperature record-keeping began in the mid-1800s, emphasizing the urgent need for comprehensive climate action

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