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According to a key UN body, it’s “now or never” to make “rapid, deep, and immediate” cuts in carbon dioxide . The Antarctic is currently experiencing temperatures 70 degrees above normal . This past year, the Western United States and Mexico experienced the worst drought in 1,200 years . Meanwhile, a report by the New Climate Institute accuses top companies like Facebook, Apple, and Google are not changing quickly enough to slow climate change , and what’s worse they’re exaggerating their progress. All of the snow at the Beijing Olympics is human made , a bad sign for both the climate and future winter Olympics. The Great Salt Lake is disappearing, which could lead to a major ecological disaster . New research suggests that the extreme heat in the oceans passed the point of no return in 2014 , meaning warmer oceans are now the new norm. Last year, climate change-related disasters cost the world some $100 billion . Record temperatures topping 67º F hit Alaska this month, setting a record for December . The weather has led to torrential rain, and raises the possibility of major flooding as the climate continues to warm. According to the annual Global Carbon Budget Report, the planet has eleven years to avoid dire climate scenarios . The largest delegation at the COP26 climate conference is affiliated with the fossil fuel industry . Perhaps this is why Greta Thunberg has called the COP26 climate conference a failure . “It is not a secret […]