Will Ambition Be Built Into the Climate Agreement?

12:48 minutes

The United Nation’s climate meetings in Paris went past the deadline and will extend into the weekend to reach an agreement. Scientific American’s David Biello describes a coalition that has emerged for a more ambitious final agreement that pushes to keep the temperature increase under 1.5 degrees Celsius. Biello also discusses who will shoulder the cost for the plan, while environmental scientist Rob Jackson explains the reality of cutting emissions with our current technology.

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David Biello

David Biello is environment and energy editor at Scientific American in New York, New York.

Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson is an environmental scientist at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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