By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.
This column by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times last week is a story I’m glad I saw. It prompted me to think about how to make reporting on a subject I usually find boring a lot more compelling.
History has no on-off buttons. Change is never instantaneous. But President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent accord on greenhouse gases may allow the world to start dialing down dangerous carbon emissions.
Oil markets made history this week as Brent crude prices dipped below $78 to a four-year low. This comes ahead of a meeting by members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Nov. 27th. Up for debate is whether or not Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, will decide to cut production.