PBS Newshour: Despite extreme weather and surging activism, 2019 saw political paralysis on climate

This story originally appeared on PBS Newshour and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

PBS Newshour’s Miles O’Brien reports that effects of climate change were felt across the globe in 2019, yet in May, global carbon dioxide levels reached their highest-ever level.

“In November,” O’Brien reports, “scientists gathered in Geneva to deliver a stark warning: Global greenhouse gas emissions are still on the rise.”

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