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Cancun Climate Change Summit 2010 Underway

Beginning November 29, 2010, United Nations representatives from 194 nations in Cancun, Mexico, have convened to discuss the issue of climate change. The Summit, formally known as the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a gathering of the sixth COnference of the Parties (CMP6) to the Kyoto Protocol. The thirty third sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Boady for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the fifteenth session of the AWG_KP, and the thirteenth session of AWG-LCA.

The focus of the Conference is to create and implement a global agreement addressing global warming upon reviewing climate change data from the world's most renown physicists and chemists, reports from the Royal Society, and academics from the world's top colleges and universities.

Conclusions from most recent studies indicate that the earth temperature may rise by more than 4C (or 7.2F) by 2060 with massive ramifications including but not limited to: severe flooding, devastating droughts, and mass migration.

The Summmit concludes December 10, 2010.

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