Climate change 2021: There’s no turning back now
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AFP

Paris (AFP) – Across a quarter century of UN climate conferences tasked with saving humanity from itself, one was deemed a chaotic failure (Copenhagen/2009), another a stunning success (Paris/2015), and the rest landed somewhere in between. This year’s COP26 inspired all these reactions at once. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, leading a 100,000-strong march through the streets of Glasgow, dismissed the two-week meet as a “greenwashing festival”. But dedicated experts in the negotiating arena hailed solid — even historic — advances in beating back the existential threat of global warming. Mo…

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