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Hopes for a genuine climate change deal wane at Bonn talks

Over last two weeks, climate negotiators enjoyed a great and open debate at the Bonn, Germany, conference, but even the previously most optimistic of them agree the world is in the mercy of big industrial nations.

"As things stand now, we will not be able to halt the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions in the next 10 years," UN chief negotiator Yvo de Boer said in Bonn. "The 2-degree world is in danger. The door to a 1.5-degree world is rapidly closing.”

Read more: New Scientist, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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