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WIREs Climate Change
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Cover Image, Volume 11, Issue 1
Published Online: Nov 19 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.630
The cover image, designed by David Crespo, depicts Earth as the sand in an hourglass and incorporates quotations from several contributors included in this special collection to illustrate the diversity of ways of reframing and responding to the question “Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)?”
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Editorial Commentary

Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)? An editorial
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.619
School children protesting about climate change in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany. Many recent civic protests have used the idea of ‘limited time’ in order to call for urgent new climate policies. This editorial introduces the WIREs Special Collection of articles that reflect on the question, ‘Is it too late (to stop dangerous climate change)?’ [Credit: Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash].
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Opinions

Too late for indigenous climate justice: Ecological and relational tipping points
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.603
Treaties and kinship bonds in the Great Lakes region in North America ‐ historically and today ‐ are ways in which indigenous peoples seek to engender relational qualities of reciprocity, trust, consent, and accountability connecting humans and nonhumans. U.S. and Canadian violations of these qualities lessen environmental resilience and increase risks to indigenous peoples from climate change impacts and mitigation projects.
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It's not “too late”: Learning from Pacific Small Island Developing States in a warming world
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.612
Far‐reaching, urgent action is vital to address climate change for Pacific Small Island Developing States. However, claims it is “too late” or societal collapse is “inevitable” overlook the importance of ongoing global mitigation efforts and local adaptation by communities including youth and women, informed by values of collective action.
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Never too soon, always too late: Reflections on climate temporality
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.605
Rock Creek, Kettle River, British Columbia. Image copyright Andreas Rutkauskas 2019. Used with kind permission of the artist.
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The work after “It's too late” (to prevent dangerous climate change)
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.606
Hope stems not from a denial of “it's too late” but from holding still in the uncomfortable space between climate‐induced endings and possibilities and engaging in the profound inner and outer work that must be done once the lateness of our current predicament is recognized.
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Is it too late to prevent systemic danger to the world's poor?
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.609
Core elements of recommended climate‐related financial disclosures.
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The potential contribution of emerging economies to stop dangerous climate change. The case of Brazil
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.614
Biomass resources and biotechnology contribute to a LEDS.
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It's not too late to do the right thing: Moral motivations for climate change action
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.615
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On the political feasibility of climate change mitigation pathways: Is it too late to keep warming below 1.5°C?
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.621
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Revisiting climate ambition: The case for prioritizing current action over future intent
Published Online: Oct 23 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.622
Calls for enhanced ambition on climate change, in the context of nation‐centric governance, can be useful if they encourage action and learning by doing, but less so if they shift attention to future intent rather than current action.
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