Cancún Climate Failure?
Many will agree that the supposed diplomatic triumph at the Cancun climate talks offered little tangible progress to further reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Exhausted delegates stood to applaud their success in reaching agreement at the end of an overnight session in Cancún early on Saturday morning. They saw it as a triumph after the shambles of last year's failed talks in Copenhagen. Conference president Patricia Espinosa called it "a new era of international cooperation on climate." But in the cold light of morning, many will agree that their diplomatic triumph offered little tangible progress to further reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. During two weeks of talks nobody upped their promises to curb emissions.
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- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
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