After two weeks of talks in Glasgow, diplomats from almost 200 countries reached an agreement to ramp up their carbon-cutting commitments, phase down fossil fuels and increase aid to poor countries on the front lines of climate change. But the deal doesn’t offer the transformative breakthrough scientists say must happen if humanity is to avert disastrous planetary warming.

What to know

For understanding COP26 and climate change.
World leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 for the 26th annual United Nations conference on climate change. (Joy Yi/The Washington Post)

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