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United Nations Convention on Climate Change expected to be on schedule opening Nov. 30 in Paris, France
Paris, France — The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) sponsored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held here from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. The COP will go on at the Paris-LeBourget site despite the terrorist attacks on the city last weekend.
More than 100 world leaders are expected to attend including USA’s President Barack Obama, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
They may, however, rethink the massive march planned for Paris the day before the COP opens.
Prior this event NASA is issuing statements regarding findings on our planet’s ability to absorb the amounts of carbon dioxide released by man into the earth’s atmosphere, which are thought to be responsible for climate change. NASA said it is now capable of measuring the amount of carbon dioxide present from the top of the earth’s atmosphere to the surface of the earth. They noted atmospheric carbon dioxide levels recently surpassed 400,000 parts per million (ppm), higher than any time in at least 400,000 years.
This and the fact that only half the carbon emitted by human activities remains in the atmosphere gives scientists food for thought about the continued ability of the earth, forests and sea to absorb the other half.
7-year-old Viola, Ark., school girl almost abducted at school bus stop
Viola, Ark — The Fulton County Sheriff has reported that a 7-year-old school girl here was nearly abducted after she got off the school bus on Highway 223 by a man who followed her after she got off the bus. Police said she saw him and ran to the front door of her home.
Authorities said the child was able to describe the man and said she had never seen him before.
Police said the man stopped his vehicle behind the bus as the child disembarked and then left his car to follow the child.
The Sheriff’s department said the investigation is ongoing and cautioned parents to watch their children as they board and leave their school buses.
The incident occurred Tuesday, Nov. 10. The child said the man was driving a dark blue mid-size four-door car. After returning to his vehicle, he drove south on Highway 223.