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But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year.
Ideas like the green new deal in the US, which might have seemed unfeasible a few years ago have gained real traction.
With exquisite timing, the likely UK COP in 2020 could also be the moment the US finally pulls out of the Paris agreement.
But if Donald Trump doesn't prevail in the presidential election that position could change, with a democrat victor likely to reverse the decision.
originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: watchitburn
All the Planet should attack the US as we are the sole cause of AGW.
It all started with Trump being elected by the Russians.