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UN Climate Summit Hopes To Implement Meaningful Changes & Solutions

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The August data from the National Climatic Data Center shows that the planet experienced its hottest June, July, and August on record. 

The news comes as 120 heads of state plus other representatives are coming to New York for tomorrow’s United Nations Climate Summit, which will be addressed by dignitaries from Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio.

"They hope to do some ground work to kind of guarantee that the countries will have significant meaningful plans in the works in advance of the Paris meeting the following year," says George Stone.

George Stone teaches natural sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College, is the organizer of the annual Sustainability Summit, and a periodic Lake Effect contributor. He spoke with Mitch Teich about climate change leading up to the UN summit.  

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