Human Writes: Where’s the urgency for climate change action in Malaysia?

As recently as 2019, Malaysia built a new coal-fired plant while the rest of the world is turning away from this most polluting of energy sources. — AP

As we step into 2021, we face crunch time for climate action. We have less than a decade left to achieve the massive global goal of halving carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 (relative to 2010).

If not, we risk global temperatures rising above 2°C – beyond which, scientists warn, climate change may be irreversible and catastrophic. We’ve already had the five warmest years on record in the last decade, as well as record wildfires, droughts, hurricanes and storms. Plus, polar ice is melting faster than anticipated.

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