"Hopes for Strong 2015 Climate Deal Fade, as Risks Grow"

"World governments are likely to recoil from plans for an ambitious 2015 climate change deal at talks next week, concern over economic growth at least partially eclipsing scientists' warnings of rising temperatures and water levels."

"'We are in the eye of a storm,' said Yvo de Boer, United Nations climate chief in 2009 when a summit in Copenhagen ended without agreement. After Copenhagen, nations targeted a 2015 deal to enter into force from 2020 with the goal of averting more floods, heatwaves, droughts and rising sea levels.

The outline of a more modest 2015 deal, to be discussed at annual U.N. climate talks in Warsaw on November11-22, is emerging that will not halt a creeping rise in temperatures but might be a guide for tougher measures in later years."

Alister Doyle and Nina Chestney report for Reuters November 7, 2013.

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"Report Will Put Pressure on Delegates at Warsaw Summit" (Irish Times)

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Source: Reuters, 11/07/2013