Summary of the main developments on the ninth day of the UN climate summit in Glasgow
The world’s most respected climate analysis coalition, the Climate Action Tracker (Cat), announced that temperature rises will top a disastrous 2.4C by the end of this century, based on the short-term goals countries have set out at Cop26.
The UK Met Office said that a billion people would be affected by extreme heat stress if the climate crisis raises the global temperature by just 2C. That includes heating to the point that the human body cannot cool itself by sweating and even healthy people sitting in the shade will die within six hours.
See what happened on Day 8 here.