“When it comes to closing the divide between cuts promised by countries and the cuts needed, ‘We will hopefully be moving very close to that…though there will be a gap and…we’ve got to be honest about the gap, and we have to use the gap as further motivation to continue to accelerate as fast as we can.'” So said U.S. climate envoy John Kerry. He also explained that, even after a year of climate diplomacy (and climate-enhanced natural disasters), crucial U.N. climate talks next month are likely to fall short of the global target for cutting coal, gas and oil emissions.