International Climate Talks Begin In Paris Amid Shadow Of Terror Attacks

Updated November 30, 20157:56 AM ET

Scott Horsley Morning Edition 3:43

Representatives of nearly 200 countries are in Paris looking to confront a more insidious threat: the rise in global temperatures. Security is tight after terror attacks there earlier this month.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

International climate talks are underway in Paris this morning. Representatives of nearly 200 countries have gathered there in the shadow of this month’s terror attacks. They’re looking to confront a more insidious threat, the rise of global temperatures. President Obama arrived in Paris last night and addressed the climate talks today.

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: To say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem; we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.

WERTHEIMER: NPR’s Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins us now from Paris. Good morning, Scott.

SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Good morning, Linda.

WERTHEIMER: So Scott, Obama began his day by meeting privately with Chinese President Xi Jingping in a summit devoted to global warming. These two men are very important.

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