Our last, best chance to help planet
December 4, 2015
The United Nations Climate Change Conference currently being held in Paris is our best and last chance for a binding global agreement to cut emissions and help our planet.
The Paris talks hope to achieve a legally binding agreement among all nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and thereby limit an expected global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, compared with that of the pre-industry era, or late 1800s. This represents a compromise of sorts between reducing the risk of dangerous climate change and the political challenges we face in controlling carbon dioxide, or CO2, emissions.
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Featuring: Rong Fu, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences