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Pacific Islands Kick Off Global Climate Deal

As clocks passed midnight into Friday, remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, many in danger of rising seas from global warming, kicked off a rolling start as last year's global agreement to slow climate change took effect. The 2015 Paris Agreement formally started on November 4, 2016, after winning support from major greenhouse gas emitters led by China and the United States, but legal texts do not specify a time zone where it begins. As a result, it came into effect first in the...

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