Kevin Anderson writes in Nature: Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.
"The climate agreement delivered earlier this month in Paris is a genuine triumph of international diplomacy. It is a tribute to how France was able to bring a fractious world together. And it is testament to how assiduous and painstaking science can defeat the unremitting programme of misinformation that is perpetuated by powerful vested interests. It is the twenty-first century’s equivalent to the victory of heliocentrism over the inquisition. Yet it risks being total fantasy."
Talks in the city of light generate more heat
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