04/23/2021

World Leaders Gather Virtually For Climate Summit

12:14 minutes

three men in face masks sit around a circular table and speak with people on a zoom call up on a large screen
The Leaders Summit on Climate. Credit: The White House

This Earth Day, President Biden kicked off a virtual international summit on climate change, which he called the “existential crisis of our time.” Forty world leaders attended to discuss how each country would commit  to decreasing emissions. Sophie Bushwick from Scientific American fills us in on those commitments.

Plus, she talks about China launching its space station and how researchers were able to read a 17th-century letter without opening it.


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Sophie Bushwick

Sophie Bushwick is technology editor at Scientific American in New York, New York. Previously, she was a senior editor at Popular Science.

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