“[COP21] will be held because it’s an essential meeting for humanity.”
—French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
In a “F**k you!” to terrorists everywhere, France will still go ahead with the global climate change summit in Paris later this month, this according to Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Despite the terrorist attacks that occurred this past Friday night, killing at least 127 people in their nation’s capital, Valls pledged to move forward with the summit. As Valls put it:
[The climate summit] will be held because it’s an essential meeting for humanity.
He also rightly pointed out this summit will be an opportunity for world leaders everywhere to show solidarity with France after these despicable attacks. As it stands, 118 world leaders are expected to attend the opening day of the summit, being held November 30 to December 11, 2015. Its primary goal: to finally commit to a global deal that will limit our planet’s climbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Many Americans like to point out that the US saved France’s butt in World War II, but if that’s the way to look at it then don’t forget France did the same for the US during the American Revolution. Indeed, France is the US’s oldest ally. Consistent with that long-standing relationship, both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry still plan to attend the Paris summit. In total there will likely be at least 20,000 delegates in attendance, with some estimates anticipating as many as 40,000.
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