The planet is boiling, and we're turning up the heat by burning fossil fuels


The sun setting over a heat-struck city in Israel. The columnist calls the continued pursuit of fossil fuels 'bizarre' as we can all see the consequences of burning them – the hottest day on Earth ever recorded occurred in July 2023, and the oceans are warmer than at any time since records began. — AP

IT’S almost COP season again, the now annual gathering of our leaders at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This is where they try to figure out what to do about the danger that the climate crisis has become.

COP28 will begin in Dubai at the end of November. And, ironically, the largest delegation there likely won’t come from a country but rather from the fossil fuel industry, which collectively fielded 600 delegates to participate in negotiations at COP27 in Egypt in November 2022.

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