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Beijing’s Snub of US Deals a Blow to Global Climate Talks

  • China halts climate discussions after Pelosi visit to Taiwan
  • China, US are the two biggest emitters of greenhouse gas
John Kerry

John Kerry

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China’s decision to halt climate talks with the US is dealing another blow to global warming negotiations already upset by the energy crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The move freezes collaboration between the world’s top two greenhouse gas emitters just three months before a key United Nations summit on global warming and amid a shrinking window of opportunity to prevent the worst consequences of climate change.