The scientific community has warned that if greenhouse gas emissions keep increasing, the planet will reach a point of no return. Global warming will become catastrophic and irreversible.
The governments of more than 190 countries will be meeting in Paris on 7-8 December to try to reach a global agreement on climate change. Ahead of these COP21 climate talks, here are 15 world leaders talking about the imminent danger of climate change.
Author: José Santiago, Digital Content Specialist, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum
Image: A farmer walks on a dried-up pond on the outskirts of Baokang, central China’s Hubei province REUTERS/Stringer