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Addressing 2020's other disaster: a rapidly warming planet

Less reliance on coal crucial for China to meet emission goals, experts say

There's no doubt that 2020 will have a special place in history, and not just for the COVID-19 pandemic that so far has killed more than 1.8 million people. It was also a year of extreme weather disasters that showed how climate change can be fatal for humanity.

Natural calamities hit many parts of the world, from deadly wildfires engulfing California, Australia and Russia's Siberian hinterland, to devastating summer floods in China and other Asian countries, to massive tropical storms sweeping Central America.

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