Obama and Chinese President Ratify Landmark Climate Change Agreement ‘To Save Our Planet’


From ABC News


U.S. President Barack Obama waves has he arrives at the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Hangzhou, China, to attend the G-20 summit. Obama is expected to meet with China’s President Xi Jinping Saturday afternoon. (AP Photo/Mark Shiefelbein)

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping ratified a sweeping agreement to curb carbon emissions, accelerating the path toward implementation of the 200-nation accord that the world leaders hope to achieve by the end of the year.

After “depositing” their “instruments of acceptance” with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon — handing over leather folders with signed documents tucked inside — Xi and Obama committed to working together to combat climate change.

Obama said someday the world “may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet.”

“I believe that history will judge today’s efforts as pivotal,”…

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