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What the US-China Climate Deal Means for Tar Sands

The climate deal between the US and China is a historic moment. It's not enough to match the scale of the climate crisis, but it's implications for extreme energy projects like Canada's tar sands are major. Here are five reasons why. In announcing their climate deal, the US and China committed to "the longer range effort to transition to low-carbon economies, mindful of the global temperature goal of 2℃," referencing the ceiling for warming agreed upon at the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009.