Barack Obama met with French president Francois Hollande in the Oval Office today to discuss the ISIS terrorist threat, but one thing Obama said is sure to raise eyebrows.
Obama said that the upcoming climate change summit in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to the ISIS terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month.
He stated: “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children.”
The Paris climate conference is scheduled to run from November 30th to December 11th and will address what will happen internationally regarding carbon emissions during the decade after 2020 (and possibly beyond).
The governments of more than 190 nations will be represented at the conference.
According to the U.K.’s Guardian, “we already know what the biggest emitters have committed to.” The EU has pledged to cut emissions by 40% compared to 1990, Obama has pledged the U.S. to cutting 26%-28% of emissions, and China has said its emissions will peak by 2030.
The heads of state of more than 130 countries are planning on attending the conference, making security a huge concern in the wake of the recent Paris terror attacks. Such world leaders as Barack Obama of the U.S., Xi Jinping of China, Narendra Modi of India, Angela Merkel of Germany, and David Camoron of the U.K. are all planning on attending.
The 2009 Copenhagen agreement saw the world’s developed countries and biggest developing countries agree to limit emissions, but there was no formal, binding treaty.