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“What we will do in the next two, three years will determine our future. This is the defining challenge.”
call to action came last month from Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, after that group of global
scientists warned “humanity’s very survival” is at stake if we don’t
apply a cold compress to Earth’s increasingly sweaty brow.
is the first day of that brief time to get our act together. In Bali,
Indonesia, delegates from Canada and about 180 other countries, or
parties, will launch the 13th annual United Nations conference on
Judging by the most optimistic predictions of the
outcome, it’s safe to say the gulf between doomsday rhetoric and
diplomatic dithering couldn’t be wider.