COP26: Pledge to end deforestation as Queen urges ‘rise above politics’

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Ever wondered about the obsession with the figure 1.5C? The rapid climate change we are seeing now is caused by humans using oil, gas and coal for their homes, factories and transport. When these fossil fuels burn, they release greenhouse gases – mostly carbon dioxide (CO2) – that trap the Sun’s heat and cause the planet’s temperature to rise.