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175 countries Sign the Landmark Climate Change Agreement | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, is seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica, in this NASA/British Antarctic Survey handout photo. REUTERS/NASA/

Cairo- Over a 175 countries– last Friday- signed the landmark agreement for climate change at the U.N. headquarters in New York. The period for signing will remain open for another year, in which it allows all parties to sign for the ratification of the Paris agreement.

This movement is taken in keeping with the rest of the steps that should be put into effect immediately as to downsize the rate on carbon emissions, which would eventually slow down the rise in temperature and preserve planet earth.

The greatest challenge imposed upon the greatest of nations is the sustenance of the same rate of resources and revenue which are being brought in via trade and services which add to pollution, and replace the hazardous components with less polluting elements. Some of the countries which are expected to face the most difficulties are the U.S. and China.

Ségolène Royal Member of the French National Assembly and chair of the 21st Paris climate convention said that no other international agreement has received the popular voting as the one on climate change. The agreement comes in light of the registration of the highest geothermal gradient over the past 137 years last March. The peak of increased temperature has also broken the record through maintaining its level for 11 months in a row.

French President François Hollande, the first to sign the agreement last December, said that there is no going back and that the key to countering climate change effects is a collaborative work put by governments, companies and citizens world-wide for a true change towards renewable energy and putting fossil fuels behind.