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discocrisco01 Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 09:08 AM
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Copenhagen climate conference opens to dire warnings
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A landmark conference on climate change opened in Copenhagen on Monday, with grim warnings of the apocalyptic dangers for mankind if world leaders fail to agree a way to stave off global warming. Skip related content
Related photos / videos Connie Hedegaard, a Danish politician elected to chair the talks in Copenhagen Enlarge photo Connie Hedegaard, a Danish politician elected to chair the talks in Copenhagen Enlarge photo Pachauri proudly defended the IPCC's reputation as an arena for weighing evidence More Enlarge photo VIDEO: 'World's hope' lies with climate summit: Danish PM. Enlarge photo A cyclist stops to look at a display entitled "Cool Globes" in the Kongens More Enlarge photo Danish Prime Minister Lokke Rasmussen delivers a speech at the Bella center in Copenhagen Enlarge photo The impact on humanity of man-made drought, flood, storms and rising seas were spelt out at the start of the 12-day meeting, which will climax with more than 110 heads of state or government in attendance.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen warned that the world was looking to Copenhagen to safeguard the generations of tomorrow.

"For the next two weeks, Copenhagen will be Hopenhagen. By the end, we must be able to deliver back to the world what was granted us here today: hope for a better future," he said.

Opening ceremonies began with a short sci-fi film featuring children of the future facing an apocalypse of tempests and desert landscapes if world leaders failed to act today.


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