IT's 100th Anniversary. The tower was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution and was the center-piece of the Exposition Universelle of 1889.
Construction began in January 1887 and was completed on 31 March 1889 - truly a testament to the convictions & professionalism of those who built it - in view of the fact that the temporary stucture
is still standing and likely to be in another 100
The Paris Agreement charted a new course in the effort to combat global climate change, requiring countries to make commitments and progressively strengthen them. Here’s what the accord seeks to achieve, and why our future may depend on its success Melissa Denchak - February 19, 2021
The Paris Agreement and Trump • Following through on a campaign promise, Trump—a climate denier who has claimed climate change is a “hoax”—announced in June 2017 his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement and officially pulled the nation out on November 4, 2020—the earliest possible date under the agreement and a day after the presidential election. Thankfully, even a formal withdrawal can be reversed since a future president can rejoin.
How Many Countries Are in the Paris Agreement?
Since 2015, 197 countries—nearly every nation on earth, with the
last signatory being war-torn Syria—have endorsed the Paris
Agreement. Of those, 190 have solidified their support with formal
approval. The major emitting countries that have yet to formally join
the agreement are Iran, Turkey, and Iraq.