On Saturday, world leaders released the final draft of the climate change accord that aims at bringing nearly every nation on the planet together to battle climate change.
They aim to accomplish this by greatly cutting back on fossil fuel emissions, though some scientists say fossil fuels need to be completely eliminated between 2050 and 2100 to maintain global temperatures.
Scientists say increasing the temperature by 2 degrees Celsius could kick off a series of droughts, rising sea levels, severe flooding and food and water shortages. (Video via International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)
Developing economies like China and India have been exempt from past climate deals, but this agreement requires every nation to take some kind of action.
Now, the draft goes before the 195 countries at the conference, plus the European Union. If it passes, it's up to individual countries to ratify the document.
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