Environmental Action

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

Global Warming and climate change have been a heavily discussed topic, however the government has not made many decisions, until now.

The agreement was reached on Sunday Dec. 13 in Paris.

“The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis,” President Barrack Obama said according to CNN.

The Paris agreement asked to limit the amount of greenhouse gasses to the amount that trees and plants can absorb normally beginning between 2050 to 2100.

The agreement also asked every country to cut their carbon emissions very five years so that they can slowly come to the amount that trees and plants can absorb.

“I believe this moment can be a turning point for the world,” Obama said.

The agreement is the first one of its kind to offer a way for carbon emissions to be slowed.

“We need to go bigger [with our attempt to lower carbon emissions], because 2050 is a long way away and it may already be too late by 2050. How much have we done in the past 35 years and how much can we do in 35 years before 2050,” junior Taylor Smith said.