Obama Speaks About Climate Change Deal
Oct 07, 2016 06:00 AM EDT
Oct 07, 2016 06:00 AM EDT
Looking back on the past and going back to the present, if history has the mouth, it might judge Paris' climate agreement as a turning point for the planet said President Obama, Wednesday when the UN reached a key threshold which triggered the implementation of the climate record.
The nations which depicts more than 55% of world carbon emissions have signed on the agreement. The deal goes and will take effect in 30 days. It requires countries to rise up with nation-specific carbon reduction plans which will keep the global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, over pre-industrial levels.
"Today is a historic day in the fight to protect our planet for future generations," Obama said. He further said that there should be no mistake. The agreement can help delay and prevent some of the worst effects of climate change.
Under a partly cloudy sky the temperature was at 70 degrees this early October, with that Obama related about the agreement for five minutes. The Rose Garden was the venue of the meeting which was usually reserved by the president for most important events. Obama cast the agreement as an integral part of his legacy for he only had less than four months in his term.
According to the president, one of the reasons for running and be at the office was to make America the leader of the mission. For more than eight years they have done just that. American "led by example" under his administration, through investing in wind and solar power, he added. Instituting new power plant emission limits and raising fuel efficiency standards. Obama reiterated that Americans changed fundamentally, on the way they consume energy, from cars to trucks people drive to their homes in which they live and work observing energy- saving ethics.
The United States signed on the conformity by executive agreement. It does not seek the Senate ratification that would lead to bind and in the future, administrations may not cleave to its provisions.
Hillary Clinton, the democratic presidential candidate supports the deal. Whereas Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate said he would cancel it.
Obama's five-minute remarks appear in an unscheduled statement after the European Union, Canada, Nepal and China notified UN that they signed the agreement.
Concealed by the agreement, the deal automatically takes effect once 55 countries - accounting for 55% of world carbon emissions - sign on. There are now 71 nations responsible for 58.7% of emissions.
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