NEWSFLASH: Paris Agreement Adopted

FINALLY, a global agreement to move forward.

The Paris agreement has now been adopted.  As the Washington Post reports:

“Negotiators from 196 countries approved a landmark climate accord on Saturday that seeks to dramatically reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for a dangerous warming of the planet.

 The agreement, adopted after 13 days of intense bargaining in a Paris suburb, puts the world’s nations on a course that could fundamentally change the way energy is produced and consumed, gradually reducing reliance of fossil fuels in favor of cleaner forms of energy.”

As Churchill said in 1943 about World War II, so we might now say about the campaign to limit climate change:

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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