POLITICS
12/01/2015 06:25 pm ET Updated Dec 02, 2015

Understanding The History Of Climate Change Talks In 3 Minutes

Breaking down 23 years of climate negotiations as leaders convene for talks in Paris.

The COP21 climate talks that kicked off in Paris this week are aimed at preventing what scientists agree could be an apocalyptic rise in global temperatures. But similar efforts over the years have come up short. As a new video from news site TakePart points out, the talks in Paris are the "world's last chance to prevent climate change from spiraling out of control."

Watch the video above to understand how far the international community has come in the last 23 years, and what countries need to agree upon in the current talks to halt climate change.

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