Getting Up to Speed with the Global Climate Summit
The Global Climate Summit kicks off with representatives from 195 countries gathering in France.
Here’s some background to get you up to speed.
So What, Exactly, is Going On?
- The Guardian: Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks. See also, The Paris climate summit at a glance
- Slate: Your Jargon-Busting Guide to the Paris Climate Change Talks
- BBC: Beginner’s guide to the UN Paris climate summit
- The Atlantic: What’s Being Discussed at the Paris Climate Talks?
What Are The Stakes?
- New York Times: Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change
- Washington Post: The magic number: Holding warming under two degrees Celsius is the goal. But is it still attainable?
- Los Angeles Times: Paris climate summit could bring historic deal on emissions, but likely won’t halt climate change
What Are The (US) Politics?
- New Republic: The GOP’s Plan to Thwart the Paris Climate Conference. See also, How the 2016 Presidential Candidates View Climate Change
- New York Times: Two-Thirds of Americans Want U.S. to Join Climate Change Pact
Where Can I Get More Background
Image: How Much CO2 Per Capita Does Your Country Emit? via Deutsche Welle.