COP26: US-China climate agreement and fossil fuel spending

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Instead of fearing floods, one man has come up with an idea to embrace them by creating sponge cities to soak up rainfall. Inspired by a near death experience where he was swept into a river, Yu Kongjian decided to use the environment to soak up water, like a sponge. It’s been rolled out in cities across China and Yu thinks other places could adopt it too, in the face of more extreme floods linked to climate change. So can sponge cities help combat extreme weather? Take a look.