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Fight Tuberculosis Not Climate Change To Save Lives

2018-10-14

Global leaders recently swept into New York for the United Nations General Assembly, trailed by thousands of media, activists and protestors. During the high-level get-together, two very different meetings held at the exactly same time revealed much about their priorities—and their flawed approach to the planet’s biggest problems.

At a glittering gala event, the heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Google, and the world's largest asset manager BlackRock joined leaders from Denmark, France, New Zealand and beyond to pledge support for the acceleration of the implementation of the Paris agreement on climate change.

This is a very poor answer to climate change: even Al Gore’s climate advisor Jim Hansen now says the agreement is “wishful thinking” that will increase emissions.