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'Progress' Is Fatal

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Why did the Paris climate accord omit the words "fossil fuel," "oil" and "coal"? Because the world’s great muck-a-mucks are promising to limit emissions without challenging the beast that creates them.

Clean Energy Gathers Steam

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As the Paris climate talks begin, the die is already cast: The world is going to move toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. The question for U.S. policymakers is whether the world's biggest economy gets left behind.

Durban Climate Talks in Tatters

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John Vidal and Fiona Harvey with The Guardian describe the latest collection of blowups at the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa, where negotiators from 194 countries, in their third consecutive round of all-night talks, seem powerless to come to any sort of agreement.

Climate Deal Is Struck in Cancun

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Climate talks in Mexico wrapped up with a bare-bones compromise. As with every other international climate negotiation, some see the pact as a big step forward, while activists claim the deal doesn't go far enough.

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