During the conference on climate change held in Paris starting today, President Obama has accepted the US partial responsibility for global climate change, due to our nation being the world’s second largest greenhouse gas emitters, with China taking the first place on the podium.
Because of the worldwide effects that the process of global warming alongside massive climate changes will have on our planet in the coming years, stretching onward to several generations ahead, Barack Obama has claimed that the US will take part in the global effort to quell emissions. The Chinese President Xin Jinping has also taken a stand against climate change, thus cementing the partnership between the two largest economic powers of the world.
Our president has also commended the French people and government for their continuous efforts in holding the conference, undeterred by the recent terrorist attacks that took place almost a week ago. This is because the problems which will be discussed at said conference are greater than the problems one nation might face.
Climate change affects everyone around the globe, bringing forth disasters ranging from floods and wildfires to severe biological hazards in the form of massive virus outbreaks and diseases facilitated by the rising temperatures.
More than 150 world leaders have joined the president of the United States in coming up with plans to cut global greenhouse emissions without jeopardizing workplaces related to processes and factories which emit these types of gases. The president of China has raised an important factor which will affect the regulations that will be agreed upon on the conference.
Because of the differences between rich and poor states across the globe, as well as growing or declining economies, larger powers have to ensure these countries’ safety from both an economic and a social point. Everyone has to help in this struggle, mainly because climate change is a threat that cannot be stopped with just half the planet engaging in the war against it.
This conference comes at a rather grim time in our history, because we are currently facing more immediate threats like the raging war in Syria. But the importance of climate change must not be lowered at all, because immediate threats like war and terrorist attacks are small when compared with the possibility of our planet eventually becoming, in a worst case scenario, uninhabitable.
One of the first steps towards agreeing on ways in which to combat this global event has been already taken because President Obama has accepted the US partial responsibility for global climate change, along with President Xin Jingping. As the conference is underway even as we speak, the public, as well as major companies, can only wait and see the results of the talks and their effects they will have on the population at large.