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COP25 Ended in Failure. What’s the Way Forward?
over the last few months, I’ve found myself thinking a lot more about the model offered by the nuclear nonproliferation agreements forged between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in the late 1980s — the planet’s two superpowers reaching a kind of consensus about a global existential threat, taking significant (if not complete) steps to mitigate that risk, and then more or less bullying the rest of the world to follow suit. Climate change is a very different challenge, but policy negotiations to address it may nevertheless benefit from reducing the number of sides involved in a game-theory calculus from 186 (the number of nations party to the Paris accords) to just two (in this case, the U.S. and China). Of course, this would require not just a complete change of perspective on climate in Washington but some shift almost as complete in Beijing, where commitments made in 2019 to open new coal plants are sufficient on their own to eliminate the entire planet’s chances of staying below 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming.
nonproliferation  history  agreements  international  us-politics  usa  china  treaties  climate-change 
5 weeks ago by jm
CurrencyFair Online P2P International Money Transfers
p2p currency conversion; used and recommended by quite a few people I know, it turns out. bookmarking for the next time I need to convert currencies
currency-conversion  currencies  money  transfer  international  expats  p2p  via:mice 
may 2015 by jm
Every Time Zone
"Never warp your brain with time zone math again." Quite a useful javascript TZ conversion tool, although it could be more intuitive still
conversion  javascript  reference  timezones  time  international  from delicious
april 2010 by jm

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