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Covid-19: how many people have died? | The Economist

Officially, covid-19 has killed 3m people around the world. But statistical modelling from The Economist suggests the number could be as much as four times higher.

Chapters
00:00 – How accurate is the official death toll?
01:25 – How to calculate the real death toll
02:10 – How to calculate India’s death toll?
03:25 – Where has the death toll been underreported?
04:14 – Where are excess deaths lower than expected?
05:06 – India’s second wave explained?
06:09 – Is India an outlier?
06:47 – Rich v poor world: how covid-19 has spread

Listen to an episode of “The Jab” podcast: https://econ.st/3tNqYN2

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Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19: https://econ.st/2CQRUr2

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Is Myanmar a failed state? | The Economist

Myanmar is on the brink of collapse. Its armed forces are continuing a brutal crackdown—arresting, torturing and killing protesters—as Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader, is detained. Our experts answer your questions.

Chapters
00:00 – What will happen to Aung San Suu Kyi?
02:15 – What are India and China doing?
03:37 – Should the West intervene?
05:25 – What’s happening to the Rohingya refugees?
07:16 – How will Myanmar’s neighbours be affected?
08:44 – Will civil war break out?
10:36 – Can the protesters win?
12:05 – Will Myanmar become a failed state?

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Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of what’s happening in Asia: https://econ.st/32UYeqP

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Could digital currencies put banks out of business? | The Economist

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been billed as a major disruptor to finance. But digital currencies issued by governments might be even more radical—they may even threaten the future of traditional banking.

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Read more of our coverage on Finance & Economics: https://econ.st/3b0g3cs

Listen to Economist’s podcast “Money Talks: the age of free money”: https://econ.st/3eUduK3

Is digital yuan set to transform both Chinese and international banking? https://econ.st/3eYqcYb

Why is Britain’s fintech under assault? https://econ.st/2SxLKDF

Why are American banks experiencing a post-pandemic boom?

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Is Taiwan part of China? | The Economist

Taiwan’s sovereignty has been a disputed issue for centuries. Though the island sees itself as independent, China insists it is part of the People’s Republic and has not ruled out taking Taiwan by force. That could ignite an all-out war between American and China.

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Read all of our Asia coverage: https://econ.st/2QDDDEJ

Listen to Intelligence’s daily podcast “Scared strait: Taiwan”: https://econ.st/3aormei

Why are China and Taiwan divided? https://econ.st/2QA3Bce

Why Taiwan is not internationally recognised? https://econ.st/32t3Vw7

Which is The Economist country of the year? https://econ.st/3nevi6J

How Taiwan is affecting China’s political decisions: https://econ.st/3ann6vC

Why is America’s relationship to

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Alexei Navalny: will the West stand up to Russia? | The Economist

Alexei Navalny’s hunger strike has prompted widespread international support. Vladimir Putin has warned that any country meddling in Russia’s affairs will “regret their actions”. How should the West respond to a tyrant like Putin?

Chapters
00:00 – What’s happening in Russia?
00:54 – What does Navalny represent for Russia?
01:36 – How should America respond?
03:08 – Do sanctions work?
05:30 – Why were troops sent to the Ukranian border?
07:20 – What if Russia tries to annex more of Ukraine?

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Read more of our coverage on Europe: https://econ.st/3njAxSA

Why Alexei Navalny is still Putin’s nemesis: https://econ.st/3ndpavn

Read the open letter published in The Economist demanding medical care for Alexei Navalny:

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Scottish independence: could Britain break up? | The Economist

The union between the nations of the United Kingdom is looking increasingly fragile, thanks to Brexit. If Scotland were to break away from Britain it would face an uncertain future—as would the rest of the union.

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See all of our Britain coverage: https://econ.st/3e1cN15

How the pandemic has strengthened calls for Scottish independence: https://econ.st/3tqDZwL

Scottish nationalism and the politics of patience: https://econ.st/3siiFs4

Brexit and covid-19 are showing up the disunited kingdom: https://econ.st/2Q6Ar4l

How Brexit boosts Scottish nationalism: https://econ.st/3a920AM

Scottish independence could threaten Britain’s defence: https://econ.st/3wVssIc

Scottish women are coming round to independence:

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The Trial of the Chicago 7: fact v drama | The Economist

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” has been nominated for six Oscars. Aaron Sorkin, the film’s screenwriter and director, speaks to The Economist about the tension between historical accuracy and compelling drama.

00:00 – The Trial of the Chicago 7
00:51 – Why is the story still so relevant?
01:34 – How to adapt real events into drama
02:40 – Why the film deviates from historical fact
04:41 – Historical accuracy v artistic truth
05:41 – Altering events in historical drama v fake news

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Listen to the full interview on “The Economist Asks” podcast: https://econ.st/3fQCEvs

Find our culture blog “Prospero” for reviews and cultural commentary: https://econ.st/3uylvuj

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How AI is transforming the creative industries | The Economist

Artificial intelligence is helping humans make new kinds of art. It is more likely to emerge as a collaborator than a competitor for those working in creative industries. Film supported by Mishcon de Reya

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Find our most recent science and technology coverage: https://econ.st/2QTAukd

Listen to Babbage, The Economist’s science and technology podcast: https://econ.st/3ftaPJf

Read The Economist’s special report on how non-tech businesses are beginning to use artificial intelligence at scale: https://econ.st/3fvuKYe

Read The Economist’s technology quarterly report on virtual realities: https://econ.st/3dpBOD1

The Word in 2021: Does automation or software bring job losses? https://econ.st/3mbvEdx

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The remote-working revolution: how to get it right | The Economist

It’s likely working from home is here to stay—for some workers, at least. But this “new normal” will have long-term implications for the relationship between employers and employees—from tax, to employment law, to physical and mental health.

Read more of our coverage on business : https://econ.st/3weF8t0

Listen to our podcast “Homework: the future of the office”: https://econ.st/3ddJo3u

How pandemic is affecting working mums: https://econ.st/39tCOVr

How Africa is adapting to remote working: https://econ.st/2PaOshd

Can working remotely boost productivity? https://econ.st/3u953Ro

Why are remote workers spending more on housing? https://econ.st/3fnWUUU

How remote work is affecting teamwork: https://econ.st/3w6i8wx

Can companies adjust salaries for remote workers?

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Can vaccine passports kickstart the economy? | The Economist

Vaccine passports are likely to become a feature of everyday life as lockdowns are lifted across the world. But as “green passes” kick-start economies, what are the potential drawbacks?

Read more of our coverage on coronavirus : https://econ.st/397Mkxq

Listen to "The Jab", our new vaccine-related podcast series: https://econ.st/3w2ZiGC

Listen to our daily podcast "The Intelligence": https://econ.st/3f7O1ic

How well will vaccines work? https://econ.st/39aHHTj

Why freedom of travel remains a distant prospect: https://econ.st/3999zqH

Why Israel is leading the vaccination race: https://econ.st/3d3Eo18

Why has EU halted the AstraZeneca jab: https://econ.st/3d01mpZ

Why the EU’s vaccine caution will cost lives: https://econ.st/3tLKpWZ

How health apps can help resume foreign travel:

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Israel’s election: what next for Netanyahu? | The Economist

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, is campaigning in the country’s fourth election in two years—while also standing trial on corruption charges. Will this election mark a shift in Israel’s political landscape?

00:00 – Four elections in two years: why?
00:57 – How is Netanyahu polling?
01:59 – Netanyahu’s corruption charges
03:03 – What’s next for the corruption trial?
04:33 – What led to government collapse
05:34 – Where has Netanyahu gone wrong?
07:21 – Who could be the next prime minister?
09:32 – Israel & America: what could change?
10:48 – What next for Palestine?
11:50 – Could the West Bank be annexed?

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Find all of our coverage on the Middle East & Africa: https://econ.st/3cP8eGR

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The future of shopping: what’s in store? | The Economist

The pandemic has upended the way people buy—online retail has soared as high-street shops and malls close. Brands are now racing to exploit one of the most important weapons in the battle for buyers: their customers’ data.

Read our special report on the future of shopping here: https://econ.st/2Q8XQC2

Read more of our business coverage: https://econ.st/2OsXUw2

Listen to “Money Talks” weekly podcast on markets, the economy and business: https://econ.st/3cC4lor

How online sales are affecting supermarket profits: https://econ.st/3ctYwcE

Are brands turning their backs on Amazon? https://econ.st/3cBLGZQ

How Chinese e-commerce is evolving: https://econ.st/3cyMbnA

Can physical stores adapt to the pace of e-commerce? https://econ.st/38KMCtX

Why are warehouses becoming hot property?

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How to crunch covid-19 data | The Economist

Data analysis has been crucial to better understanding, tracking and preventing the spread of covid-19. The Economist’s data journalists give an insider’s steer on how their analysis and presentation of data has shaped our coverage of the pandemic.

See all our data journalism in The Economist’s graphic detail section: https://econ.st/3qEZnMD

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Find all our coverage on the coronavirus pandemic here: https://econ.st/3tquOwb

See our covid-19 risk estimator: https://econ.st/3ldTjK6

How this risk model estimates odds of hospitalisation and death: https://econ.st/3bEvwQ8

Find out how we built our covid-19 risk estimator: https://econ.st/3bHM75u

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How covid-19 is boosting innovation | The Economist

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and pushed the world faster into the future. As businesses and organisations look towards the post-pandemic era, what lessons can be learned about innovation? Read more here: https://econ.st/3t6T7yM

Chapters
00:00 – How has covid-19 boosted innovation?
01:20 – Drone deliveries
04:20 – How crises lead to innovation
06:47 – How restaurants have innovated
09:29 – Inequality between companies
10:48 – Some start-ups have thrived
12:57 – Working from home
14:15 – E-learning: benefits and challenges

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Nuclear power: why is it so unpopular? | The Economist

The meltdown at a nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan, ten years ago stoked anxieties about nuclear energy. But nuclear is one of the safest, most reliable and sustainable forms of energy, and decarbonising will be much more difficult without it.

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See our latest coverage on climate change: https://econ.st/3uY1ZZd

Why didn’t the Fukushima disaster spur reforms in Japan? https://econ.st/3e8BDxS

The lessons about nuclear power, ten years on from Fukushima: https://econ.st/3c2fcYC

What is the future of Britain’s nuclear reactors?

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Iran v America: what’s behind the feud? | The Economist

Iran and America’s decades-long feud has led to hostage-taking, sanctions and proxy wars that have shaped the Middle East. What is behind the feud, and can it be resolved?

Chapters
00:00 – The history of the feud
01:01 – 1951-53: The Persian Oil Crisis
02:04 – The 1953 coup
04:11 – 1978-1979: The Iranian revolution
05:12 – 1979-81: The hostage crisis
06:58 – 1980-88: The Iraq-Iran war
09:06 – 1983: US embassy bombing
09:50 – Hizbullah
11:00 – The nuclear age
11:53 – 2015: JCPOA signed

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See all of our Middle East and Africa coverage here: https://econ.st/2Pai65J

Read about the latest developments in Iran: https://econ.st/3uqIpVn

Does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad want to be president of Iran again?

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How will covid-19 change travel? | The Economist

The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again? Read more here: https://econ.st/3aA2row

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Read our special report about the future of tourism: https://econ.st/3bnP1vc

Read about why Covid-19 has had such a devastating impact on the travel industry, and how the industry is adapting: https://econ.st/3qxf4X7

How ‘staycations’ are helping the hotel industry survive: https://econ.st/2ZwoTZa

Read about how the hospitality industry is adapting to remote workers: https://econ.st/2NBFtV9

Hygiene is becoming increasingly important

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Christine Lagarde: How covid-19 will shape Europe | The Economist

Europe has been widely criticised for its slow response to the covid-19 pandemic. Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, discusses the long-term damage and whether things might have been different had there been more female leaders.

Chapter titles
00:00 – Covid-19 in Europe
00:52 – How covid-19 worsens inequality
03:35 – Why female leaders have performed better
05:10 – How to have more female leaders
06:38 – Europe’s stimulus & economic recovery
08:29 – Central banks & digital currencies

Further content:

Listen to more of this webinar in an episode of The Economist Asks podcast: https://econ.st/3tUBJ1p

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Can flying go green? | The Economist

Covid-19 has caused the worst crisis in aviation’s history. Is this the industry’s moment for a green reset—and which technologies offer the best hope?

Read The Economist’s special report on business and climate change: https://econ.st/3bbckJZ

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Find our most recent climate change coverage: https://econ.st/3pQLYkq

Can the aviation industry fully recover from the effects of the pandemic? https://econ.st/3baDqAQ

How air travel’s sudden collapse will reshape a trillion dollar industry: https://econ.st/3pRjirH

Why aren’t all commercial flights powered by sustainable fuel? https://econ.st/3b7MBC7

After many false starts, hydrogen power could now be widely used: https://econ.st/38gTNdo

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The minimum wage: does it hurt workers? | The Economist

Joe Biden has pledged to raise America’s national minimum wage to $15 an hour. Economists traditionally believed that minimum wages actually hurt workers, but recent research has led to a rethink.

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Find all of our finance and economics coverage: https://econ.st/3pujLQM

Why does low unemployment no longer lift inflation? https://econ.st/3j8sWEj

Why a surge in inflation looks unlikely: https://econ.st/3oHqMg7

What the Big Mac index tells you about currency wars: https://econ.st/3as0ysH

Read our special report on the world economy: https://econ.st/3j78Qdy

Economists are turning to culture to explain wealth and poverty: https://econ.st/3oGhu3Y

What is the economic impact of the latest round of

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Covid-19 vaccines: what information can you trust? | The Economist

Factual and reliable information is vital to creating trust in vaccines and to overcoming the pandemic. Ed Carr, The Economist’s deputy editor, and Natasha Loder, our health policy editor, answer some of the big questions about the global vaccination drive.

Chapters
00:00 – Challenges in vaccinating the world
00:45 – Trust in vaccines
02:30 – mRNA vaccines
03:23 – Impact of variants on vaccination
04:29 – Time between vaccine doses
06:09 – Mandatory vaccines for travel?

Find all of our coverage on covid-19: https://econ.st/3ctVsyG

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Watch our film on what it will take to vaccinate the world: https://econ.st/3r5pE7o

Read our briefing on vaccinating the world: https://econ.st/3ajaNQ2

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GameStop: what it reveals about the US stockmarket | The Economist

The frenzied rise of GameStop’s share price baffled Wall Street and panicked the US Treasury. What does the GameStop story reveal about American stockmarkets? Our experts answer your questions.

Chapter titles:

00:00 – GameStop surge explained
00:55 – Was Robinhood right to restrict trade?
01:56 – Short selling and short squeezes
03:05 – Is the stockmarket fair?
06:03 – Will it lead to more regulation?
06:51 – Is the US stockmarket overheated?
10:09 – Is this a trend?

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Read more about the GameStop frenzy: https://econ.st/2Mz9kwO

Why retail investors often learn the wrong lessons from success:

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Joe Biden’s top 7 domestic priorities | The Economist

President Joe Biden faces numerous domestic challenges, from rolling out the covid-19 vaccine and economic stimulus, to tackling racial inequality and political polarisation. Our experts answer your questions on how Mr Biden can achieve his domestic priorities.

Chapter titles
00:00 – America’s multiple crises
00:35 – The covid-19 crisis
02:06 – Climate change
03:51 – Immigration
05:16 – Race relations
07:59 – Income inequality
09:28 – Fake news
10:32 – A divided America

Further content:

Find our latest coverage of the presidential transition: https://econ.st/3bJeoJm

Sign up to our weekly newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3l5C4dl

Watch our film on how Biden can be a global leader: https://econ.st/39hWpbs

Listen to Checks and Balance, our podcast about American

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Covid-19: what will it take to vaccinate the world? | The Economist

The race to immunise the global population against covid-19 is under way. With the distribution of safe and effective vaccines posing an unprecedented challenge, what are the key obstacles to overcome?

Keep up to date with The Economist’s coverage of the coronavirus: https://econ.st/2Y5BxxW

Track covid-19 vaccine rollouts around the world: https://econ.st/3o3t74w

Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to to read stories about covid-19 and its consequences: https://econ.st/2Ckne0X

Read why China’s jabs may have an important role in the fight against covid-19: https://econ.st/2Y4rCZj

How fast can vaccination against covid-19 make a difference? https://econ.st/3qKigy4

How can America meet its covid-19 vaccination targets? https://econ.st/39ZtUhM

The EU should stop ignoring

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Cindy McCain: what next for the Republican Party? | The Economist Podcast

Cindy McCain shocked the Republican Party when she endorsed Joe Biden for president. Now, the widow of John McCain tells The Economist Asks podcast about her prediction that the Republican Party will split and her hopes for a new era of political co-operation in America.

00:00 Why Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden
00:42 – President Biden’s inauguration
02:08 – Reaction to invasion of Capitol building
04:56 – McCain’s relationship with the Republican party
06:25 – John McCain’s view of political tussles
07:18 – Can Biden achieve cross-party co-operation?
08:46 – Has American democracy been damaged?

Listen to the full interview with Cindy McCain on The Economist Asks podcast: https://econ.st/3988YpW

Find our latest coverage of the Biden administration: https://econ.st/363xnea

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How Biden can be a global leader | The Economist

Joe Biden’s greatest challenge will be to repair America’s reputation—currently the lowest it’s been for two decades. How can the new president re-boot America’s global leadership?

Find our latest coverage of the presidential transition: https://econ.st/3bJeoJm

Sign up to our weekly newsletter on American politics: https://econ.st/3l5C4dl

Listen to Checks and Balance, our podcast about American politics: https://econ.st/2EmBIOU

The World in 2021: Joe Biden’s in-tray is already overflowing: https://econ.st/38Lvvsr

What makes an ideal president and how will Joe Biden match up? Listen to the Checks and Balance podcast: https://econ.st/2XGm1rM

How Joe Biden will shift gears in foreign policy with Latin America: https://econ.st/38LMaMs

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How can business survive climate change? | The Economist

Climate change is about to upend the corporate world through weather-related disasters, regulation and lawsuits. Can businesses react and adapt in time? Read more here: https://econ.st/3slTXIE

Read The Economist’s special report on business and climate change: https://econ.st/3bbckJZ

Sign up to The Economist’s fortnightly climate change newsletter: https://econ.st/3b8FQ3c

Find our most recent climate change coverage: https://econ.st/3pQLYkq

The World In 2021: The world could turn a corner on climate change: https://econ.st/3pKmAgk

How much can financiers do about climate change? https://econ.st/3ocWhip

Why carbon off-setting is essential if the world is to achieve net-zero emissions: https://econ.st/3beMh4u

What are the physical, regulatory and legal risks from climate

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Inflation: could covid-19 cause prices to rise? | The Economist

In the past two decades inflation has puzzled economists by remaining low in good times and bad. Could the pandemic cause it to rise?

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Find all of our finance and economics coverage: https://econ.st/3nsEfZm

Read our special report about how inflation is losing its meaning as an economic indicator: https://econ.st/3noSaPY

How to make economic policy fit for a world of low inflation: https://econ.st/2IWxy2u

Why a surge in inflation due to the pandemic looks unlikely: https://econ.st/2KAfITk

The World In 2021: governments must judge if the economic recovery needs more help: https://econ.st/37sscpj

Why economists’ models of inflation are letting them down:

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Bill Gates: How to fund the green revolution | The Economist

Bill Gates outlines his vision for a global green revolution. He tells Zanny Minton Beddoes, our editor-in-chief, how renewable energy is merely the first step in combatting climate change.

00:00 – How to fund a green economy
00:38 – Lessons from the pandemic
01:52 – Behaviour change v innovation in technology
03:36 – Most promising renewable technologies
04:31 – Private sector investment in green technology
06:30 – How essential are carbon prices?
07:50 – Net-zero emissions targets for businesses
09:39 – America’s role in climate-change action
12:40 – What are the odds for success of green innovation?

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Find our most recent climate-change coverage: https://econ.st/37epi7u

The World In 2021: the

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