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Flipping the Environmental Narrative

With emissions rising and climate disasters growing worse even as financing continues to flow toward fossil fuels, it is understandable that many people have become fatalistic, cynical, or despairing. But even if this shared story feels justified, that does not make it practical – or even true.

SAN JOSÉ – We are already a third of the way into the decisive decade for bending the curve on greenhouse-gas emissions and biodiversity loss. Scientific warnings about the irreversible planetary changes that we are causing are growing clearer and more certain. Yet emissions continue to rise, and vast sums of money are still flowing toward investments that will expand fossil-fuel production and drive mass deforestation.