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Sme - Slovakia | Monday, December 14, 2015

Global warming finally no longer denied

The liberal daily Sme explains what has changed since the failed climate conference in Copenhagen: "195 states reached an agreement that will not only keep global warming below the magic limit of two degrees Celsius by the end of the century but even push it down to just 1.5 degrees. And more than 180 states have presented their own national climate targets. … The most important point, however, is that the problem of global warming has actually been recognised as such. … Compared to Copenhagen 2009 much has changed. Renewable energies are no longer a subsidised plaything but a competitive sector. 'Ecological' no longer stands in contradiction to 'economically viable'. And what has changed most is the attitude of the people and the politicians regarding the climate. The question now is whether this means we will be able to react swiftly enough to climate change."

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