After two weeks, the U.N. climate talks in Madrid wrapped up without a breakthrough on the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The slow progress inside the halls of the conference was in stark contrast to the protests outside, where anger over inaction reached a fevered pitch.
- David Wallace-Wells is the author of the Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. His fatalistic view of the climate crisis reads like a horror story and he spoke on the notion that his book was meant to scare people.
To discuss the climate emergency:
- Changhua Wu is the CEO of the Beijing Future Innovation Center.
- Alice Hill is senior fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Jerome Foster II is a climate activist and Founder & Executive Director of One Million Of US.
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Economic growth and tackling the climate crisis go hand in hand.
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