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Key Issues at Climate Conference How the Worst Can (Maybe) Still Be Averted

The Glasgow climate summit could be the key to limiting the damage of climate change, but its success will depend on the host country’s ability to bring guest nations together – and on the willingness of China and the U.S. to overcome their deepening rivalry.
An Analysis by Susanne Götze
DER SPIEGEL 44/2021
SPIEGEL International
It is expected that the climate summit will be accompanied by massive protests.

It is expected that the climate summit will be accompanied by massive protests.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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“It is now very late for reaching the 1.5-degree goal, and it will definitely be missed if everyone doesn’t switch to emergency mode.”

Niklas Höhne, New Climate Institute

Climate activists began protesting in Glasgow well ahead of the start of the summit.

Climate activists began protesting in Glasgow well ahead of the start of the summit.

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Severe flooding in Germany this summer clearly demonstrated the dangers associated with our warming planet.

Severe flooding in Germany this summer clearly demonstrated the dangers associated with our warming planet.

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