World leaders back drive for Paris climate deal

Global temperatures are changing at a far faster pace than ever before, dramatically affecting the Arctic ice capLeaders of the world’s top economies on Monday vowed to seek a deal to curb climate change at an upcoming UN conference in Paris, according to a draft statement drawn up in tough, all-night talks. Negotiators at a Group of 20 summit in Turkey haggled into the early hours as Saudi Arabia and India initially refused to include specific goals such as limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius (3.6 Farenheit) above pre-industrialised levels, sources said. France, backed by the European Union (EU), is working furiously to make the climate talks a success and Paris officials bristled at the reluctance of some countries to include its basic objectives in the statement.

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