JRL NEWSWATCH: “U.S. and Russia pledge to ‘move together’ against climate change” – Financial Times

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“First positive sign of potential easing of tensions since last month’s summit”

“Russia, … fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has signed up to the Paris climate agreement to limit emissions. Rapidly rising temperatures in Siberia … flooding and forest fires have made climate … increasingly important …. Putin, who four years ago blamed rising global temperatures on volcanoes and ‘cosmic changes,’ last month said man-made climate change was a ‘tragedy’ and that humans ‘must minimise the impact we have.'”

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