BREAKING NEWS: 195 Countries Agree on A Climate Change Solution. The Climate Scientists are skeptical about it.
Summary of Agreement:
- An aim to keep global mean temperature within 1.5°C of that which existed before the industrial era. This is a more ambitious goal than the 2°C goal that nearly 200 governments agreed upon six years ago.
- A check-in every five years, to take stock of how countries are doing on their individual climate plans, which will come into effect in 2020. The first check-in will happen in 2023.
- A “loss and damage” clause that will allow vulnerable countries to claim compensation for financial losses due to climate change.