World leaders opened key climate talks in Paris on Nov. 30 by calling "the stakes are too high to end the conference without achieving a binding agreement to help slow the pace of global climate change."
"A political moment like this may not come again," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says. "We have never faced such a test. But neither have we encountered such great opportunity."
"What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it," believes President Barack Obama.
How much will come out of this summit, remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, the world sees one catastrophe after another, each with causes that can be traced back to climate change and the depletion of our environment.
What’s more, scientists have been warning of doom if things don’t get under control. They have even predicted severely devastating natural disasters in the near future.