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Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal
Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic commitments from other countries. At a news conference in the Chinese capital, President Obama announced that he had agreed the U.S. will cut net greenhouse gas emissions at least 26% by 2025, doubling its current pace of carbon reduction. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a stepped-up time frame for carbon reduction and for increasing China’s use of nuclear, wind and solar energy. “This is a major milestone in the U.S.-China...

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