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Why Madrid climate summit fell short of global expectations

This year’s U.N. climate negotiations in Madrid, the longest in 25 nearly annual such gatherings, ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay. Laurence Tubiana of the European Climate Foundation, and an architect of the 2015 Paris agreement, told the BBC that the result was “really a mixed bag, and a far cry from what science tells us is needed.” “Major players who needed to deliver in Madrid did not live up to expectations, but thanks to a progressive alliance of small island states, European, African and Latin American countries, we..