Now that the international community has agreed to cut carbon emissions, the next step is to begin and it may turn out to be difficult and expensive.
This is the way to start a new week. The ink has dried in a first-of-its-kind universal agreement intended to wean Earth off polluting fossil fuels and slow global warming.
This one may be a new global morning for Mother Nature, but like for many first day dieters, the reality sets in. If you look at the specifics, just like calorie limits and hours needed in the gym, these goal are sure to be daunting. 7.04 billion tons, or 15.5 trillion pounds. That's how much carbon dioxide has to stay inside the ground, instead of being spewed into the atmosphere for those limits to be realized... Good luck with that!
BBC News - COP21: Paris climate deal is 'best chance to save planet' http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35086346
How is the world reacting to the ‘ambitious’ climate deal reached in Paris? http://to.pbs.org/1UkuWpF
The one word that almost sank the climate talks http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/paris-climate-talks-tic-toc-216721
Obama calls Paris climate pact 'best chance' to save the planet http://reut.rs/1Y6FZsd