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Currently — November 22nd, 2021

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Justin McElroy
you could write thousands of words about British Columbia's floods happening in the aftermath of a world climate conference full of warnings that we're running out of time

or you could look at a single @Ben_Nelms photo
Last Monday major storms and floods slammed British Columbia. A week later, thousands of evacuees remain unsure when or if they will be able to return home. Four deaths have been reported.
There is no timeline set to repair major highways and bridges that washed away and destroyed by mudslides— leaving the rest of the country cut off from major shipping ports. This puts pressure on a supply chain that has already experienced major disruption during the pandemic. 
This comes after BC experienced record breaking heat and fires this passed summer, all of which was exasperated by climate change. 
— Abbie Veitch
Scott Duncan
Only 140 days since we witnessed one of the most profound record-shattering heat records in observed history. Canada 🇨🇦

In the last 24 hours, parts of British Columbia in Canada are now reporting their wettest day in recorded history after record-breaking atmospheric river.
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Oxfam in Southern Africa
Today Oxfam campaigners posed as world leaders playing in a traditional Scottish pipe band near the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.

Oxfam said it is vital that world leaders come up with action and not just ‘hot air’
Currently’s Anna Abraham, attended COP26. She wrote about her experience in our Members Only newsletter. Below is an excerpt of her piece. To read more, subscribe here
I didn’t exactly enter COP26 – the annual Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC, doe-eyed and hopeful. But I left heartbroken. It was yet another failure. 26 years and we still have no concrete action to solve our most certain impending doom.
The UK Presidency branded this COP as the most inclusive COP ever. They gave badges to numerous small and new organizations. It felt like everywhere I looked, I met someone who said it was their first COP. While this is wonderful in itself, it did not extend to holding real space in the ‘plenaries’ or negotiation rooms. A ticketing system made sure that civil society participation was severely weakened. We were all at the COP, but we also were not.
The outcomes from the COP were tear-jerking. They were a reminder of who our governments served and how little our lives matter to the rich and white. Saleemul Huq, the director at the International Centre for Climate Change & Development based in Bangladesh, hit the nail when he remarked, and I am paraphrasing – “These people have sentenced their own children to death. How can you expect them to care for others when that is how much they care for their own?”
Many pledges were made – some said they’d phase-out coal, some said they would cut down on methane emissions, others pledged to end deforestation. It was all still a betrayal to the millions of people and communities whose lives have already been uprooted by the climate crisis and to those whose will be because it is still not enough. We are nowhere near keeping to the 1.5C warming limit. Many believe we will be at 2.4C warming by 2030. This will be catastrophic for people across the world, especially those in the global south. — Anna Abraham
(… Continued in Currently’s members only newsletter.)
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