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Let’s not forget Kigali Agreement by Christian A. Lopez

Less than one month ago, on October 15, will go down in climate change history. A headlined story in the New York Times stated it was an important day for the people of this planet and our future generations. That day, 170 countries came together in Kigali Rwanda to achieve a legally binding agreement to cut the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). These heat-trapping chemicals are 1000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Secretary of State John Kerry marks the importance of this step: “It is likely the single most important step we could take at this moment to limit the warming of our planet and limit the warming for generations to come.” Negotiations of this magnitude will increase our chances to save the planet

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  1. I do concur with Christian A. Lopez as he expressed his view, “Negotiations of this magnitude will increase our chances to save the planet.” However, I will not stop at this juncture. Why? Some of the decisions made at this forum are sometimes influenced by countries with magnanimous financial wealth and power. This approach, though accepted, can be much more effective if all the countries involved can demonstrate good will to each other and allow the complex process of political integration to take form/precedence. Climate Change must be a top priority for every human being.

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