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What must the Paris climate summit achieve?

The risk is that the world political leadership—and the media—announce "job done" and shift resources and effort to short term demands and interests

By David King  

The greatest diplomatic challenge of our era is the impact of rising greenhouse gases (GHG) through our continued use of fossil fuels and removal of tropical forests. The risk to the stability of the global economy from increased drought in many areas, unexpected flooding in others, lower food production capacity due to crop failures, from deaths due to exposure to high temperatures and from rising sea levels could mean that the present period of conflict is only a beginning.

Perhaps the greatest challenge is that all…

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