This is a landmark deal. The "loss and damage" fund aims at helping countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. For the first time, COP has listened to the voices of those on the frontline of the climate crisis. It's not enough, but it will help lead the way for the future and take the necessary first steps toward justice.
COP27 failed. Shortsighted political leaders and a sense of apathy have delayed necessary action toward the most ambitious goals set in the Paris Agreement. It's now inevitable the world will surpass what scientists consider a safe warming threshold. Because of the failure in Sharm el-Sheikh, the only questions now are how much the Earth will warm and how many people will suffer.
While climate change is an urgent issue, journalists and activists have an obligation to separate the facts from fiction and describe environmental problems honestly and accurately. The catastrophic framing of climate change does far more harm than good, not only by impacting mental health, but by alienating and polarizing large portions of the population and distracting from other important issues. Climate alarmism must be taken with a grain of salt.
There is a 50% chance that the average global temperature in 2100 will be 2.54˚C higher than the average global temperature in 1880, according to the Metaculus prediction community.