World Leaders Agree to Limit Global Warming

By SABAT ALI, age 9

PHOTO: Friends of the Earth International
PHOTO: Friends of the Earth International

COP21 was a climate change conference held in Paris from November 30 to December 12, 2015. World leaders met to agree to limit the burning of fossil fuels. At the conference, world nations agreed to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees celsius, although scientists contend that even such an increase would have major repercussions, particularly impacting some of the world’s most impoverished nations and indigenous communities worldwide. They also agreed to use more renewable energy, such as wind, solar and water power. However, there was no agreement to end the use of nonrenewable fossil fuels, a primary cause of global warming. Many young climate activists attended COP21 to voice their opinions. Sagar Aryal, a young climate activist, stated: “We decided that this is going to be the biggest problem of mankind.”

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