Daniel Murray: Fine words at COP 27 can’t disguise a lack of action over climate change

Last week’s conference reflected the huge disparity between what science is telling us about global warming and our current plans to limit its effects

The first week of the COP 27 climate conference was a reminder of the yawning gaps that continue to exist in the climate action debate.

It is clear that a fundamental realignment of climate action with reality is needed if scientific emissions reduction targets are to be met, and if poorer countries are to be properly supported to manage the impacts of climate change.

Addressing the conference last week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin pointed to the ...