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War Puts Climate Change on the Back Burner

A carriage driver sprays his horse with water to keep it cool during a heat wave in Seville, Spain, on June 15. 

A carriage driver sprays his horse with water to keep it cool during a heat wave in Seville, Spain, on June 15. 

Photographer: Marcelo del Pozo/Bloomberg

Global action against climate change faces another setback.

With declining Russian gas supplies threatening European energy security, Group of Seven leaders are jettisoning a commitment to stop financing overseas fossil-fuel projects by the end of year, while insisting they will still stick to the pledges made at COP26 last year in Glasgow.