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UN: The world has backed itself into a treacherous corner on climate change

by Umair Irfan, VOX

Countries are far off course in meeting emissions goals. More drastic actions are needed to get back on track.

The world is further off course than ever from meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement and averting climate catastrophe as the divide between countries’ pledges and actions continues to grow.

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Why the United Nations Must Move Forward With a Killer Robots Ban

by Toby Walsh, IEEE Spectrum

Killer robots are on the agenda of a major United Nations meeting in Geneva this week.

As part of a U.N. disarmament conference, participating countries are deciding on Friday whether or not to start formal discussions on a ban of lethal autonomous weapons following on from three years of informal discussions. Continue reading Why the United Nations Must Move Forward With a Killer Robots Ban