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    UN Climate Summit Yields Anger, But Meager Results

    “We will never forgive you.” So said 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations Climate Action Summit yesterday, chiding world leaders for failing to act aggressively enough against global warming. But it’s unclear whether her impassioned plea will work: While 77 countries announced efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, experts say most major economies show a “lack of ambition” in tackling the problem.

    How bad is it? One analysis of nearly 3,000 publicly listed companies found that more than 80 percent were unlikely to hit the targets outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

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