The Paris Climate Conference ( European Commission )

1442 WordsApr 22, 20166 Pages
The Paris climate conference was held in December and 195 countries participated in an agreement pertaining to climate change. This agreement is global and is expected to be put into plan in 2020. The main goal of this conference was to develop a plan to have countries participate in trying to bring global warming down to 2°C (European Commission, 2016). Like every other agreement that has had an impact on the world’s decisions there is both supporters and critics which results in the pros and cons of the development of the plan. There are justifiably arguments on each side and there is no right answer until the plan goes into full effect in 2020. Therefore, the issue of climate change is not going anywhere anytime soon. The deal is said to be “a major win for the global community and is the first ever truly global climate deal (European Commission, 2016). One very positive outcome of the Paris agreement is that all countries pledged to limit temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. This is one step closer to fixing this serious environmental problem. Considering, since 1880 the temperature of earth has risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, the arctic ice minimum decreased 13.4 percent per decade. (NASA, 2016) Another positive outcome from the agreement is that 185 countries have written up a plan to reduce their emissions, a gas that traps heat in the atmosphere also known as greenhouse gases. Some countries like the United States and the nations of the European Union promised to
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