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Politicians must stop with the hot air and help strike a deal to save us

Published 22/07/2015 | 02:30

Earth photographed from one million kilometres away by a Nasa camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite
Earth photographed from one million kilometres away by a Nasa camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite

President Higgins is just one of many world leaders pushing for real progress on tackling climate change.

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Earlier this year, Pope Francis warned that our lifestyles were turning the world into an "immense pile to filth", while UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said the world's nations must agree to reduce emissions to avoid certain catastrophe.

Leaders of 195 nations will gather in Paris next December for the so-called Conference of the Parties (COP), where it is expected a deal will be struck.

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