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The unholy alliance of covid-19, nationalism, and climate change

When the pandemic wanes, a poorer, more divided world will still face the rapidly rising threat of global warming.
by James Temple

On the early afternoon of December 15, the gavel fell at the UN COP25 conference in Madrid. The weeks of negotiations over crucial pieces of the Paris climate agreement reached four years earlier had ended in failure. Despite spending nearly two days longer than scheduled, thousands of delegates departed the convention halls deadlocked on the basic rules required to move forward.

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