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How to Reset the Climate Change Debate

Policies to mitigate climate change are best viewed as insurance against great but imperfectly understood risks.
The precise effects of climate change aren't certain -- and don't need to be. Photographer: Yevgen Timashov via Getty Images

The world's failure to take meaningful action on climate change may one day be seen as the gravest mistake of our time. How to account for this failure?

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