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It's Time to Stop Confusing Key Climate Terms

“Carbon neutral” and “climate neutral” don’t mean what you think they mean

Global Climate Strike In Warsaw
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California and China have now both set goals to “achieve carbon neutrality” by 2045 and 2060, respectively. Only California, however, has confirmed that it will end its contribution to heating the planet. China may still have ways to go after 2060.