The Paris Agreement: What Do Science Teachers Need to Know for Class on Monday?

The Paris Climate agreement is top news this weekend. Here are a few resources teachers can share with their students on Monday.

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Breaking from Nature News: Nations approve historic global climate accord. Agreement forged in Paris aims to hold warming “well below” 2°C.

Watch as the President Delivers a Statement on the Paris Climate Agreement

Read the New York Times article “Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris.” This article gives a nice summary, starting with “representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark climate accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change.”

Find the source document from the United Nations: Adoption of the Paris Agreement

Glance at the key points, from the Guardian. “The goal of 1.5C is a big leap below the 2C agreed six years ago in Copenhagen. Here’s what the agreement means for global emissions and the future of the planet.”

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