A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal by Bill McKibben: Yale Environment 360
[McKibben] In the old summer, the one most of us grew up in, 0.1 to 0.2 percent of the surface area of the planet was dealing with “extreme heat anomalies” at any given moment. Now it was approaching 10 percent.UN Agrees To Do Nothing On Climate Change, Arranges More Meetings
worldwide emissions are still rising - which means it isn't the rich countries ignoring the science. It just turns out poor countries want to have air conditioning and food too.