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Can The Paris Agreement Actually Stop Global Warming?

In 2015, world leaders met in Paris to discuss the best ways to tackle climate change. So what was accomplished at this historic summit?

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Paris climate change agreement: the world's greatest diplomatic success (theguardian.com)
"In the final meeting of the Paris talks on climate change on Saturday night, the debating chamber was full and the atmosphere tense."

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change (newsroom.unfccc.int)
"An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris today."

Why the Paris climate deal is meaningless (politico.eu)
"Negotiators from around the world gather in Paris this week to finalize an international climate change agreement, capping a years-long process on which hopes have been riding for global action to limit greenhouse-gas emissions."

Tackling Climate Change and Growing the Economy (oecd.org)
"If we don't take action now, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will rise by about 70% by 2050, pushing world temperatures up 4oC - 6oC by 2100."