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Facts You Need to know on the UNEP & coming Paris Conference, COP 21

Fight together for a better future and a better sky.
— Zheng, youth delegate for Save the Children

What the world Zheng grew up in is almost surreal for those familiar with Minnesota wilderness. As a native of China, he has seen pollution and unhindered environmental destruction first hand. The terrifying idea that there are children that don't know that the sky is blue. Many of us can say "I have always had clean water to drink, air that isn't tainted with industrial pollutants, and no concern that the rain falling from the sky is acidic enough to hurt me".  So how can we have an impact at this large turning point in our history and Earth's history.

It is a bad sign when physical features from your planet disappear

As the scientific community has agreed, climate change is manmade and disastrous - but we can still impact our world and future generations for the better.

So, what is the international community doing about it?

Answer: COP21, Paris 2015 Conference

So what is the importance of this conference? JUST GIVE US THE FACTS. 

The long name of Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been shortened  into the acronym  COP 21, Paris 2015. 

It is an accepted fact amongst scientists that climate change is happening and it is man made.  This time around, the objective of the conference is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.  We all know that all nations can work on their treatment of our environment for the benefit of us all. As many in LA know, the smog from China travels across the Pacific affecting Californian air quality while the US's own municipal waste is released into the Pacific developing the trash vortex.

What has been stressed at the Social Good Summit is the importance of every person. Raising awareness is the strongest point of rallying and many more options on influencing the world we live. From recycling, keeping up on the news, making smarter consumer choices, and promoting your views on social media -- the message at the Social Good Summit today is ..