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The thin green line

The global response to climate change is worse than most people think—and better

By Sam Knight   March 2013

World leaders want to limit the global temperature increase to two degrees above pre-industrial levels

For those who live and work on the battered field of climate change, these are strange days. On the one hand, the disaster in front of us has never appeared more visible or close at hand. On the other, especially in the rich societies of the west, we seem to have lost the will to push for a solution, or even to talk much about it. Late last year, the annual gathering of thousands of…

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