Leaders Reach Climate Agreement

A decision on reigning in climate change is announced in France.

After years of build-up and almost a month of negotiations, world leaders issued a final draft on a climate change agreement. This comes at the close of the 21st conference of parties, or COP21 in Paris.

Finding a way to cap the increase in global average temperatures to two degrees Celsius, which is just over three and a half degrees Fahrenheit was the organizers' key goal.

Scientists say a failure to do that could lead to catastrophic droughts, heat waves, and rising sea levels. Organizers say the new agreement would limit the increase to one and a half degrees
Celsius, or two point seven degrees Fahrenheit.

Individual countries will now take the agreement back to their governments, for approval.

Instructional Links

Website: United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP21

http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/

Videos: United Nations Conference on Climate Change, 10 Videos on Climate Change

http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/learn/10-videos-to-understand-climate-change/

Reference Source Article: Research Starter, Climate Change Theories

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