As new data show greenhouse gases have reached record levels, representatives of nearly 200 countries begin gathering today in Cancun, Mexico, for a United Nations conference to combat climate change.
The 12-day United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will pick up where last year’s meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, left off — seeking a fair way for rich and poor nations alike to deal with a warming world, reports USA TODAY colleague Dan Vergano, http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/11/un-meeting-begins-to-tackle-smaller-climate-issues/1.
Laura Paskus, shown here in Glacier National Park, is blogging from the conference:
I’m here in Cancun as an Earth Journalism Network Climate Media Fellow (EJN is a project of Internews) and am going to be attending the COP 16 United Nations climate talks. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be heading over to the opening ceremony. http://southwestreporter.com/category/blog.
Tha California Report sent Gretchen Weber, http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201011290850/a:
In the likely absence of national leadership at the UN climate talks in Cancun, California is stepping forward to take the stage. This report is part of our ongoing Climate Watch Series. Reporter Gretchen Weber is in Cancun for the next two weeks. She’ll be posting updates at www.CaliforniaReport.org/climatewatch.