We are losing the fight against climate change, warns U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.

Even if countries were on track to meet their Paris Agreement goals — which they’re not — the world would still experience catastrophic levels of warming by the end of the century.

But there are still signs of hope.

In this episode of Political Climate, we discuss the state of global climate action with Mr. Guterres in an interview recorded last week at the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna.

Plus, Republicans attack their own on climate policy, while Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren roll out bold climate change plans. We begin the show with a check-in on U.S. politics.

Recommended reading:

  • Axios: Paris + 2: Climate Jolted Faster Than Projected
  • E&E: GOP Criticizes Its Own on Climate
  • NYT: What Biden’s Climate Plan Shows About the Democratic Field
  • FP: China Rises in U.N. Climate Talks, While U.S. Goes AWOL

Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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