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U.S., China collude to pollute ahead of climate meeting

For spectators who plan to keep score at the upcoming Paris global climate talks, the number that should be circled is 900 billion. The units? Not dollars, but billions of tons ofcarbon dioxide. Why 900 billion? That is the amount of carbon dioxide the U.N.’s scientific review says that humanity can emit and still achieve the widely accepted target ofkeeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. Read more

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