But the politicians is heading the world and they make a lot of bad things. Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to this meeting. Many countries expressed frustration and disappointment. “We are really angry and find it atrocious that some countries dismiss the messages and the consequences that we are facing, by not accepting what is unequivocal and not acting upon it,” said Yamide Dagnet from the World Resources Institute, and a former climate negotiator for the UK.
“Climate science is not a political football,” said Camilla Born, from climate think tank E3G. Many delegates are now hoping that ministers, who arrive on Monday, will try and revive efforts to put this key report at the heart of the conference. If warming was to be kept to 1.5C this century, then emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be reduced by 45% by 2030. The report at the conference in Poland said that the world is now completely off track, heading more towards 3C this century rather than 1.5C. This dense, science-heavy, 33-page summary is the most significant warning about the impact of climate change in 20 years. “Every bit of extra warming makes a difference,” said Dr Hans-Otto Pörtner of the IPCC.