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Will Warsaw Climate Talks Point Way To New Deal?

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) - No major agreements are expected but it's hoped international climate representatives can lay some groundwork over the next two weeks that points the way to a new global warming deal.

Climate envoys from rich countries, emerging economies and low-lying nations at risk of being swamped by rising seas are gathering in Poland for the meeting starting tomorrow.

The meeting could be an indicator of the world's chances of reaching a deal in 2015 -- the new watershed year in the U.N.-led process after a 2009 summit in Copenhagen ended in discord.

Andrew Steer, head of the World Resources Institute in Washington, says climate change "evidence is accumulating weekly, monthly as to how dangerous this will be."

The U.N.-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported in September with more certainty than before that humans are warming the planet, mainly through carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.

 

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