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Hi, this is Michelle and with less than two weeks to go before Cop27, climate change seems to have an open road ahead as a UN report warns of heat-trapping gases accumulating in the atmosphere while countries do little to cut back on emissions. Plus, should discriminating against someone for being poor be illegal? – a UN expert makes the case.

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The Palcaraju mountain, at the Peruvian Huascaran National Park on 23 May, 2022. Saul Luciano Lliuya, a farmer and tourist guide of the Cordillera Blanca, is taking the German energy giant RWE to court for causing the melting of the Peruvian glaciers with its greenhouse gas emissions. (Credit: Keystone/AFP/Luka Gonzales)

Record high greenhouse gas levels, ‘disappointing’ climate pledges. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases reached new highs in 2021, while countries’ climate plans put the world on the path to dangerous global warming of 2.5ºC by the end of this century, according to two key reports released just 12 days ahead of climate talks in Egypt.

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