U.N. climate plan called unrealistic

A United Nations panel on Friday released its most comprehensive strategy to avoid the catastrophic effects of global warming, but experts said political and economic realities likely doom it to failure.

Although more than 100 countries backed the report, experts said its call for a global, multi-trillion-dollar effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is unrealistic.

The United States and China — which account for more than 40% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions — approved the report but have given no indication that they would reverse their long-held opposition to mandatory reductions in emissions.

Source:  Los Angeles Times

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