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Tuesday, December 1st

World leaders open Paris climate talks, seeking a deal “The largest gathering of world leaders in history on Monday began a multinational effort toward forging what many called the planet’s last, best hope to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. ‘Never have the stakes of an international meeting been so high, since what is at stake is the future of the planet, the future of life,’ President François Hollande of France told a packed United Nations plenary session at a convention center in this suburb north of Paris. Over the next two weeks, 30,000 diplomats and delegates will labor to hammer out a new global pact that would, for the first time, commit nearly every country on earth to enact new policies to reduce their planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.” (Also: Tackling warming ‘inspires us’, Turnbull tells summit)

The New York Times