COP27 Summit Aids Developing Nations But Falls Short in Major Change


Kayla Dwornik, Reporter

Throughout the years, the temperature has been rising across the globe.  From the year 1961 to 2021, the average rate of increased temperature has been 0.5 degrees Celsius, or 32.9 degrees Fahrenheit.  200 representatives for climate change from around the world met up in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the 222 United Nations Climate Change Conference to talk about what can be done.

They took the historic step of agreeing to set up a “loss and damage” fund meant to help vulnerable countries cope with climate disasters and agreed the globe needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly in half by 2030.

Just in 2022, it is estimated that 15,000 people have died due to the excessive heat, 4,000 deaths in Spain, more than 1,ooo in Portugal, more than 2,300 in the United Kingdom, and 4,500 in Germany.  The meeting ended in failure after a number of nations, including China and Saudi Arabia, blocked a key proposal to phase out all fossil fuels, not just coal, leaving European Union’s Climate Chief Frans Timmermans disappointed.  US and China – the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters, have agreed to resume former climate talks.

Another big part of climate change is generating power; some things we use every day that generates power are factories, cutting down trees, and transportation. What do you think we as a society can do to help with climate change?