Obama: World 'met the moment' with historic climate accord

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2015 after an international climate accord was reached in ParisPresident Barack Obama on Saturday praised the “strong” and historic” accord hammered out in Paris, which he said could mark “a turning point for the world” on climate change. “The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis,” the US leader said at the White House. Obama added: “We came together around the strong agreement the world needed.

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