Joyful ministers seal landmark Paris Agreement to stop global warming

Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres (C) and France's President Francois Hollande hug in Le Bourget on December 12, 2015Cheering envoys from 195 nations approved Saturday a historic accord in Paris to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate change and usher in an energy revolution. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ended nearly a fortnight of gruelling UN negotiations with the bang of a gavel, marking consensus among the ministers, who stood for several minutes to clap and shout their joy, with some shedding tears of relief. The Paris climate accord is adopted,” declared Fabius, the president of the talks.

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