Take five: A news summary for anxious times
Lost your appetite for rolling news? These are the stories you need to know about this week…
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Hello! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Take Five – and another attempt at succinctly summarising a week’s worth of chaos.
As ever, this weekly summary will aim to bring you up to date with the news stories that matter to women and marginalised communities, without the need to immerse yourself in the anxiety of rolling news and intrusive updates.
Each week, I summarise five news stories you need to know about alongside five good news tales to lighten the load, and a further five longer reads, columns or interviews I’ve found engaging or enlightening over the last seven days.
And there’s been a lot to get through this week. Again. So let’s get cracking…
1. ‘Wasted year’ since Cop 26 has world on course for catastrophe, UN warns
The planet is on course for a catastrophic 2.8C temperature rise following a “wasted year” since the Cop26 climate talks, the UN Environment Programme has warned.
A new report claims that while 200 governments promised to revisit their emissions plans in Glasgow, most have failed to deliver.