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Workers install a wind turbine on the Champs-Elysees avenue on November 26, 2015 in Paris, ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11.  (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers install a wind turbine on the Champs-Elysees avenue on November 26, 2015 in Paris, ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
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The deadline is drawing near for negotiators to come to an agreement on a new climate change accord. Among the sticking points that remain are how much funding industrialized nations are willing to commit to help vulnerable developing nations adapt to the effects of climate change, and whether countries will agree to change the target of allowable temperature rise from 2 degrees Celsius to 1.5 degrees Celsius. NPR science correspondent Chris Joyce joins Here & Now's Eric Westervelt with details.

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This segment aired on December 10, 2015.

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