While negotiators from nearly 200 countries tussle over the details of a proposed climate pact in Paris, people from affected communities are straining to have their voices heard. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson spoke with three women from far-flung regions who've gone to Paris to demand strong action.
Sue Natali is a climate scientist who’ll be making a presentation at the Paris climate talks this week. Her son Clancy is a 17-year-old student whose school trip to the conference was cancelled after the Paris attacks. But he’s going with his mom anyway, because he feels climate change is an issue that his generation has to take action on.
At the Paris climate talks, most everybody is searching for a silver bullet — a technological fix to produce enough clean energy to allow us to continue to grow. Some argue we already have part of the solution: more nuclear energy.
We tend to think of climate change these days in terms of big disasters like storms and droughts. But in many coastal regions, the impact is less dramatic but no less devastating. Sam Eaton reports on the slow drowning of communities in a crowded, low-lying part of India called the Sundarbans.