Diplomats from around the world have been negotiating a climate deal this week in Paris. They’re hoping to slow the rate of global warming, which is already causing an increase in extreme weather events, such as droughts and intense rainfall.
France experienced one such incident in 2003. An intense heat wave that scientists say was made more likely by global warming killed 12,000 people. The French are also concerned that warming could cut the harvest of some of the foods that make French cooking famous. Daniel Grossman filed this report from Paris for Public Radio's Here and Now.