Texas freezes, and the US rejoins the Paris Agreement

The Take hears from two people who agree that climate change is dangerous, but disagree on how to stop it.

A woman wrapped in a blanket crosses the street near downtown Dallas, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (AP Photo/LM Otero) (AP Photo)

Blackouts and power outages are happening in Texas just as climate activists in the United States celebrate the country’s re-entry into the Paris Agreement on climate change. After a year of grounded flights and limited travel, global emissions are barely lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic. And the disastrous effects are clear, not just in the US, but around the world. In today’s episode we ask, is the Paris Agreement doing enough to protect the planet?

In this episode:

Dr Richard Munang, UN Africa regional climate change coordinator; Kofi Mawuli Klu, joint chief coordinator for the Extinction Rebellion International Solidarity Network; Dina Kesbeh, The Take producer

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The team:

Priyanka Tilve produced this episode with Malika Bilal, Dina Kesbeh, Negin Owliaei, Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez and Amy Walters.

Alex Roldan is our sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer.

Source: Al Jazeera