After two weeks of intensive negotiations, the final draft of a landmark climate pact aimed at limiting global warming has been unveiled in Paris. Delegates from nearly 200 nations will now make their final deliberations.
Lakes have been heating up around the world. Protecting streams, reducing pollution and creating sanctuaries for sensitive species could go a long way toward making lakes more resilient to climate change.
The Paris Agreement sought to place a lower limit on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. But researchers fear that may already be locked in - even 2 degrees may be overshot. All the more reason for action, many say.
From his home, the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum saw the effects of global warming first-hand and became a champion of the Paris Climate Agreement. The president of the Marshall Islands called him a national hero.
Clear climate protection benchmarks - like a set amount of carbon we can release before unmanageable impacts set in - make a complex topic easier to grasp. But headlines don't always get the details right.
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