[Comment] Offline: France puts health at the centre of its climate vision
“G7 in historic accord to phase out fossil fuel emissions this century”, ran the headline in the Financial Times earlier this month. Optimistic observers called this commitment “the end of the age of fossil fuels”. But waiting until the end of the century isn’t good enough. Unless faster, deeper, and broader actions are taken over the next decade, global temperatures will likely rise somewhere between 2 and 5°C by 2100. The Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will be held in Paris on Nov 30–Dec 11, 2015.