Nearly 200 Nations Agree To Climate Deal


climate agreementNearly 200 nations have agreed to an accord that will significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions in the hopes of slowing climate change.

The agreement comes at the end of a two-week-long conference, known as COP21, in Paris. The deal, which aims to prevent a 2 degree Celsius (3.6 degree Fahrenheit) rise in atmospheric temperature, is remarkable because it requires both developed and developing nations to take action.

For years environment-related pacts have exempted developing nations from making changes to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Read more at The New York Times.



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