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Good news!! – COP21 – Climate agreement

photo by Francois Mori AP - The French Foreign Minister brings gavel down to signal agreement

Good news!! – COP21 – Climate agreement

It was great to wake up to the news that 185 world leaders have signed an agreement to aim for no net carbon emissions in the second half of this century, and to aim to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre industrial levels.

I agree – ‘it is an opportunity, not a threat’. I am excited to see all the technology that will be developed in the renewable energy sector.

François Hollande, the French president, appealed to negotiators to approve the 31-page text, and said countries had a rare chance to make history. “We are at a decisive point in time,” he said.

From The Guardian: Paris Climate talks: Bishop hails ‘historic’ day as nearly 200 countries sign.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/12/paris-climate-deal-200-nations-sign-finish-fossil-fuel-era

I am so happy 🙂 I feel like maybe we are going to survive after all. I always thought about not having kids because I don’t want them to see the world deteriorate into some kind of natural disaster zone, but this agreement gives me so much hope 🙂

photo by Etienne Laurent - a climate change demonstrator on Saturday in Paris

photo by Etienne Laurent – a climate change demonstrator on Saturday in Paris

Imagine how much innovation will happen in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. It is soooo exciting!!

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