Briefing: Tina Gerhardt on the Cancun Climate Summit

Briefing: Tina Gerhardt on the Cancun Climate Summit

Briefing: Tina Gerhardt on the Cancun Climate Summit

The countries in attendance at the climate summit held by the United Nations in Cancun this week aren’t talking about future consequences of global climate change; they’re discussing the crises they’re suffering right now.

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Though there is little hope for a binding international agreement resulting from the current round of climate talks held by the United Nations in Cancun this week, there is something different about the conversation at the summit. Tina Gerhardt reports that countries in attendance at the talks aren’t hypothesizing about future consequences of global climate change, but instead are discussing the crises they are suffering right now. From drought to floods, weather patterns are shifting subtly in some places and more dramatically in others, and across the world, people are feeling the pain.

Gerhardt is reporting from the Cancun talks this week for The Nation, and she joins The Nation on Grit TV to give us an update on the situation, who’s there, who’s not and what we can hope for as a result of the talks.

The Nation on GRIT TV is a weekly video collaboration between The Nation and GRIT TV with Laura Flanders. Watch for Monday briefings, Wednesday commentaries, weekend conversations and more at TheNation.com. For full half-hour episodes of The Nation on GRIT TV, or local television air times visit www.grittv.org.

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