U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the U.N. on Wednesday, September 21. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/JASON DECROW
Just one more hurdle remains before the agreement can enter into force...
Last December, nearly 200 countries signed an agreement in Paris pledging to keep the world well below 2 degrees Celsius of warming in an effort to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Now, that pledge looks closer than ever to becoming a reality.
On Wednesday morning, 31 countries officially ratified the Paris climate agreement, pushing it over one of the required thresholds needed for the agreement to enter into force.
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