Oil giants invest in exploration as profits trump climate

Oil and gas companies are reinvesting warned world leaders that humanity faces a stark choice between working together or “collective suicide” in the battle against global warming.

As envoys gathered in Bonn in early June to prepare for this year’s annual climate talks in November, average global surface air temperatures were more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for several days, the European Union-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service said.

Parts of North America were about 10C above the seasonal average this month, and smoke from forest fires blanketed Canada and the United States.

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