US-China Carbon Deal to Prevent Interstellar Apocalypse

November 12, 2014 6:18 PM

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US-China Carbon Deal to Prevent Interstellar Apocalypse

The new Christopher Nolan sci-fi epic Interstellar that depicts the earth on the verge of environmental catastrophe, with a blight wiping out most of the planet's crops and causing ominous dust storms, might have served as inspiration for US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping who have surprisingly agreed on a long-term plan to curb CO2 emissions.

Whether Xi or Obama had a private preview of Interstellar's dust-pocalypse, which forces humanity to look up to other galaxies in a quest for habitable worlds, is unknown to the general public. But China's first-ever commitment to cap its growing carbon emissions by 2030, or earlier, with fossil fue...

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