Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks

Posted by Mike Confino, December 3, 2014

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After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal.

Even with a deal to stop the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists warn, the world will become increasingly unpleasant. Without a deal, they say, the world could eventually become uninhabitable for humans.

via Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks – NYTimes.com.