Obama calls Paris climate pact 'best chance' to save the planet

French President Francois Hollande and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le BourgetU.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the landmark climate accord reached in Paris as strong and historic, calling it the best chance to save the planet from the effects of global climate change. “Today the American people can be proud because this historic agreement is a tribute to American leadership. Over the past seven years, we’ve transformed the United States into the global leader in fighting climate change,” Obama said.

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