Peter Morgan / Reuters He died on a Saturday. My mother and I had planned to pick my dad up from the hospital for a trip to the park. He loved to sit and watch families stroll by as we chatted about oak trees, Kona coffee, and the mysteries of God.
President Barack Obama is hoping to marshal strong global action against climate change at the historic conference in Paris and reassure the world that the U. S. can deliver on its own commitments.
Obama is due to arrive in the French capital late Sunday.
He's joining more than 150 world leaders who are assembling for the opening days of a two-week conference.