World close to ‘irreversible’ climate breakdown, warn major studies

The UN environment agency’s report found there was ‘no credible pathway to 1.5C in place’ amid ‘woefully inadequate’ progress on cutting carbon emissions. Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Key UN reports published in last two days warn urgent and collective action needed – as oil firms report astronomical profits

by Damian Carrington Environment editor (The Guardian)