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Opinion

Growth in Asian emissions will make cuts elsewhere irrelevant

A climate-based trade war is now likely if not probable

| East Asia
Smoke rises from a coal-powered steel plant at Hehal village, India, on Sept. 26: in Asia, emissions are set to keep rising until at least 2030.   © AP

Nick Butler is a visiting professor at King's College London and a former senior executive at energy company BP.

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