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Glasgow kiss: Is it finally the end of the line for fossil fuels?

By Michael Jacobs
Updated November 23 2021 - 12:07am, first published November 14 2021 - 6:25pm

Delegates to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow these past two weeks were greeted by a wall decorated with cartoons. One of them depicted a horseman standing on one of a pair of diverging railway lines. In the distance a train steams towards the fork in the line. A bystander is imploring him to move. "But if I move and the train takes the other track," the man is saying, "I will have got off my horse for nothing!"

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