The Paris climate deal won't save the world, but it does give us a chance

PRI.org - Bill McKibben is never one to praise official goings-on. But as the latest marathon UN climate talks closed with the most substantial global agreement ever on fighting climate change, even he could barely contain himself.

For many people who've worked for years on the science and politics of climate change, and the technology and economics of addressing the crisis, the agreement was a breakthrough.

"As a climate scientist," Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech posted on Facebook, "this is like the best Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Your (National Science Foundation) Grant Was Funded Without Revisions all rolled into one big package with fancy French wrapping, ever."

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