Climate rescue: UN talks get down to business

A woman walks past a painted wall near in the oasis town of Erfoud, Morocco, where the world's nations are gathering to flesh out a landmark climate deal that promises to save humanity from itselfUnder an ominous shadow cast by the US presidential election, the world’s nations gather in Morocco Monday to flesh out a landmark climate deal that promises to save humanity from itself. The just-activated Paris Agreement, inked in the French capital last December, is the first treaty binding all countries, rich and poor, to halt global warming, caused mainly by the burning of coal, oil and gas. “It is now the roadmap in the fight against climate change,” said Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru’s former environment minister and head of climate and energy for green group WWF.

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