Which of the following publications do you think will have the bigger impact on the all-important climate conference in Paris at the end of this year?

1. Individual statements from governments of their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)?

2. The encyclical from Pope Francis on the environment and human ecology – specifically addressing climate change – due for publication soon after this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist went to press?

Of course both are of critical importance. If the INDCs from governments, indicating the scope of cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions ...


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