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U.S.-China Climate Agreement Not Enough to Slow Warming, World Bank Says

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An agreement between the U.S. and China to curb greenhouse-gas emissions won’t slow global warming enough to prevent extreme weather that damages crops, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said.

President Barack Obama committed the U.S. to cut emissions more quickly under the deal, announced Nov. 12 in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping. For its part, China pledged for the first time to cap its emissions.