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The cartoon by Chappatte from the International New York Times shows a meeting at the the COP21 conference. The delegates are all reading about the recent ISIS terror attacks in Paris while French President François Hollande exhorts, "Let's talk about climate for a change."
The cartoonist is suggesting that the talks on the environment are likely to be overshadowed by the ongoing terror crisis.
Let's is a contraction of 'let us' and is used to make suggestions or to give instructions or orders to a group that includes the speaker. • Let's all go down to the pub for a drink, shall we?
For a change means instead of what usually happens. • Why don’t you let me drive for a change?