US climate bill keeps hope alive for halting warming at 1.5°C

The big legislative package worth USD 430bn has now passed through the US House of Representatives, and while also containing plenty of support for fossil energy, the bill’s provisions for renewables and energy infrastructure keep a sliver of hope alive for keeping global heating somewhat in check.
Photo: ELIZABETH FRANTZ/REUTERS / X06757
Photo: ELIZABETH FRANTZ/REUTERS / X06757
By Zahra Hirji & Eric Roston, Bloomberg News

With climate legislation passed through Congress on Friday, the US is on the brink of reviving a long-shot global hope: to limit warming temperatures to 1.5° Celsius.

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