A traffic policeman wearing a face mask directs in heavy smog on in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China.
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It’s been yet another decade of lost opportunity to act on climate change.
The planet’s average temperature has warmed over 1 degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, and is on pace to heat up by 1.5 degrees more within 20 years. The 2015 Paris Agreement to keep global temperature increases under 2 degree C during this century is now seen as unattainable. And the world has already experienced a slew of climate disasters in recent years, including: rapid ice melt and fires in the Arctic; wildfire destruction in places like Indonesia, Australia, California and…