28 Nov '11, 6pm

#COP17 now underway in Durban, South Africa. Here's what you need to know about the climate talks:

#COP17 now underway in Durban, South Africa. Here's what you need to know about the climate talks:

Every year, the U.N. gathers negotiators and world leaders to attempt to craft a global framework for reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Every year (with the exception of Kyoto in 1997), they fail. Even so, given all of the noise and pomp leading up to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen two years ago, it's hard to believe that COP17 in Durban is even the same meeting. Sure, there were a few obligatory newspaper stories about the proceedings buried on A17 or so, and some coverage on green blogs like this one, but some 99% of Americans will have no idea there is or ever was an international conference underway in Durban, South Africa. But it kind of seems important, doesn't it? I mean, just read the lede from the New York Times' story on COP17 : "With intensifying climate disasters and global economic turmoil as the backdrop, delegates from 19...

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