Extreme weather catastrophes linked to climate change have made 2021 the second-most costly year on record for global insurance firms.
A climate research group has urged all governments to reconsider their climate targets, warning that even with new Glasgow pledges for 2030, greenhouse gas emissions will be roughly twice as much a decade from now.
CAT says the rise in world temperatures above pre-industrial levels by 2100 could be as low as 2.1C even though the ideal of 1.5C will not be reached.
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