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Wednesday 9 Nov 16 9:00am

The other side of the green industry: soil containing rare earth metals is loaded on to ships
By STEFFEN BÖHM | The Paris climate agreement has now officially come into force most people have hailed it as a huge success and a significant milestone in our quest to limit the effects of global climate change.

But here’s the problem: many climate experts warn that the commitments made at Paris still fall far short of what is required to halt global warming at the 2deg mark, never mind reversing the growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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