Three things we learned at this week’s U.N. climate change meeting

In the transport space, China and India have suggested that they may ban fossil fuel vehicles in favor of electric vehicles, making midcentury decarbonization goals plausible.

Recognizing the long odds, Nigel Purvis of the consultancy Climate Advisers likens these targeted efforts to “Battlestar Galactica” and “the ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest . . . a shining planet known as Earth.” We shall find out if they can succeed.

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