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  1. Story of the Week: Waking Up to Climate Change

    “We have delivered,” declared Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as delegates concluded Tuesday’s U.N. climate change summit in New York. Delivered what, exactly? China and the U.S. made carbon reduction promises, but it only took a moment for Nelson Mandela’s widow to contradict Ban, saying leaders had disappointed thousands who marched for climate change action. Whether the opportunity seems missed or seized, the next step will be forging an agreement when leaders meet in Paris at the end of 2015.

    The Guardian, FT (sub), USA Today, CNBC

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