The science of global warming seems to be clear and so are the solutions, yet the world is moving in reverse. Why?

This article titled “Why is it so hard to stop climate change?” was written by Damian Carrington, for The Guardian on Wednesday 9th November 2011 19.36 UTC

Emissions are rising by record amounts, and time is running out to avoid catastrophic warming. What is going wrong and how can the problems be solved?

Politics and economics

Getting 194 nations to agree on anything, let alone a re-tooling of the global energy system that drives economies, is fiendish. Yet without an international deal that sets targets for all, no one nation can be certain that others will pull their weight. Outstanding leadership is needed from the big players such as the US and China when talks resume on 28 November.

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