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How the Toxic Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of Could Kill the Climate

As world leaders attempt to hammer out a global climate deal in Paris this week, trade officials are meeting in Geneva to continue negotiations on the mammoth Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)—and according to secret documentspublished Thursday, “the objectives of each could not be more diametrically opposed.” The latest publication by WikiLeaks exposes new threats from TISA, the least well-known …

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Jeff Tollefson – Is the 2 °C world a fantasy?

The year is 2100 and the world looks nothing like it did when global leaders gathered for the historic climate summit in Paris at the end of 2015. Nearly 8.8 billion people now crowd the planet. Energy consumption has nearly doubled, and economic production has increased more than sevenfold. Vast disparities in wealth remain, but governments have achieved one crucial goal: …