Despite scientific warnings, rare optimism going into next round of UN climate talks in Lima

November 29, 2014 4:00 AM

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Despite scientific warnings, rare optimism going into next round of UN climate talks in Lima

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, the 6,010-meter Huayna Potosi is seen above La Paz. El Alto and its sister city of La Paz, the world's highest capital, depend on glaciers for at least a third of their water, more than any other urban sprawl. But that supply is in peril. Global warming has doomed the world's tropical glaciers. Negotiators from more than 190 countries will meet Dec. 1, 2014, in the Peruvian capital, for two weeks to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris. (AP Photo/Dado Galdieri, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this June 20, 2013 file photo, a masked man walks as the sun sets among buildings covered with haze, as Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution, at the Singapore Central Business District. Pledges by Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President...

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