Cheering and fearing at COP21

Delegates should feel justified in cheering for a job well done in Paris. Too bad the deal won’t actually stop the warming.

FAO Photo: Giulio Napolitano
A dry reservoir by the Ibohamane dam in Niger.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 12/16/2015 12:00 am EST

The climate deal that almost 200 countries agreed to in Paris on Dec. 12 was far better than most insiders dared to hope even a month ago.

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