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Biden heads to global climate talks empty-handed

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Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden heads to a climate gathering this weekend without a commitment on tackling global warming after his deeply divided Democrats failed to get behind his sweeping economic agenda. Biden had wanted to show the landmark COP26 conference in Scotland that Washington is leading the world on decarbonizing, but the package of social reforms containing his signature climate policy was held up by infighting in Congress. “The Build Back Better Act is a huge step forward in meeting President Biden’s climate goals,” said Intersect Power chief Sheldon Kimber, part of a…

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