Patrick Galey #BlackLivesMatter Profile picture
Global environment and science correspondent @AFP 🌍 Cycling safety advocate 🚴🏼‍♂️ My views are based on science
Oct 8, 2018 • 15 tweets • 5 min read
The @UN has just released its most detailed report on #climatechange.

It does not make for pretty reading: yahoo.com/news/un-warns-… The short version: unless we can limit temperature rise to 1.5C, we are all screwed.
Sep 11, 2018 • 23 tweets • 5 min read
Just returned from Bangkok, where nations made little progress towards finalising the Paris agreement on climate change that aims to limit global temperature rises over the next 80 years.

It was my first @UN #climate change rodeo and there were a few things I wasn't aware of Under Paris, countries agreed to a fairly detailed set of promises to keep global temperature rises under 2C by 2100.

It was the first time all nations - both developed and developing economies - signed up to the same set of climate rules. But they weren't binding
Jul 23, 2018 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
What we are witnessing - record temperatures, devastating fires, crop failures - isn't a heatwave, or weather, it's climate change.

There are fires blazing right now in Lapland. That's where Santa is meant to live, the precise metaphor for Arctic and cold. And it's on fire Take this one graphic from the @NOAA which monitors the global climate. This is May 2018: