Op-EdThe diplomats’ challenge: Restore hope

Despite the horrendous terrorist killings there on the 13th, Paris is planning, still, to host the United Nation’s climate summit at month’s end.

From small island countries facing obliteration under rising seas to African and Asian nations losing agricultural lands and livelihoods to spreading droughts, the world leaders assembling in the city must forge a binding agreement for action to protect the planetary climate.

They must negotiate a pact strong enough to avoid triggering nature’s “tipping points,” before it is too late. More...

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