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As UN talks collapse, the world has no plan to adapt to climate change

The United Nations climate summit in Dubai promises no shortage of drama in its final days — in part because negotiations over whether or not to phase out global fossil fuel use appear to have collapsed. One major goal of this year's conference, known as COP28, is a "global stocktake" documenting the world's climate progress and next steps on climate action. But as of Monday, any reference to ending oil and gas use had disappeared from the draft text, leading to widespread anger among climate advocates.

December 11, 2023