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What Actually Happened At Cancun Climate Summit?

12/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Representatives from nearly 200 nations spent nearly two weeks at a United Nations climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, seeking a new agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They finished last Friday with one concrete result: they will meet again next December in Durban, South Africa.

The Cancun conference was supposed to make progress toward a new emissions treaty with targets to be enforced by international treaty on all nations.

This treaty was supposed to replace the 1997 K...

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Civil Society throws lifeline to climate negotiators at COP 16 in Cancun listen

12/10/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today is the last day of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Cancun, Mexico. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin reports that Civil Society activist organizations are hoping to throw a lifeline to negotiators so they can pass a deal…

At the beach in Cancun this morning, members of Greenpeace and TCKTCKTCK, an alliance of environmental organizations working toward an ambitious and binding climate change agreement, used a giant inflatable life preserver to throw a lifeline to d...


Class Warfare evident in & outside UN climate talks listen

12/03/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The United Nations climate change talks in Cancun are taking place in a high security fortress called Moon Palace in an exclusive beachfront resort area but as WMNF's Kelly Benjamin reports, there are 2 sides of Cancun in and outside the UN talks.

Cancun, Mexico is famous as a sun and fun vacation destination for US tourists. Sparkling luxury hotels and elite resorts with fine dining restaurants and multiple swimming pools blanket the coastline where the picturesque Caribbean waves hit the...


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