UN Climate Change Conference | Planet SOS | Al Jazeera English

Following the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, examining the state of the world’s oceans and cryosphere, we ask whether time is running out to avert the worst effects of climate change.

I speak to ice climatologist Jason Box from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, who has spent years witnessing the dramatic decline of Greenland‘s ice sheets.

We examine why, despite the latest warnings and massive protests around the world, the UN’s climate action summit in New York failed to deliver any game-changing pledges to slash emissions, especially from large emitters such as the United States and China.
And I ask Qatar’s environment ministry what the country is doing to reduce its carbon footprint. Gulf Arab states are some of the world’s worst polluters on a per-capita basis.