Any one country would have difficulty accepting even the generous Swiss offsets for very long.

he ninth day of COP26 seemed to appear in split screen. On the one side was a front page story from The Washington Post, compiled over the past year by a team of investigative reporters led by Pulitzer laureates Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin. On the other side were knock-down-drag-out battles in the Blue Zone over creation of a carbon…