Proposed ‘historic’ climate pact nears final vote

December 12, 2015 12:56 PM

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Proposed ‘historic’ climate pact nears final vote

LE BOURGET, France — Diplomats from 196 countries prepared to vote Saturday on a far-reaching climate accord that seeks to halt the rapid growth of man-made greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and prevent a dangerous warming of the planet.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced to a gathering of delegates here that negotiators had reached a compromise overnight on an “ambitious and balanced” plan that would put Earth on a path toward sharply reducing emissions from fossil-fuel burning.

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