The 2012 U.N. Climate Change Conference- Nations from around the world will meet in Doha, Qatar for the 18th U.N. Climate Change Conference at the end of this month amid signs the EU will continue the Kyoto Protocol.
In recent climate change negotiations, very little progress was made because of conflicts between the largest emitting countries. But with devastating storms, linked broadly to changes in climate, increasing across all corners of the globe, the least developed countries are growing louder in their demands for immediate action.
When Qatar bid for the 2022 World Cup, it said it could air condition the stadiums with solar power to beat the dangerous summer heat. But that's not looking likely now, so a FIFA official says the summer tournament will be moved.
Typhoon Bopha seemed to come almost out of nowhere. It came outside of the usual typhoon season and hit a part of the country that's off the usual storm track, leaving more than 400 dead, nearly as many missing, and more than 300,000 homeless.
As many as 1,000 foreign workers have been killed on construction sites in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup four years ago. Poor pay, inhumane conditions, malnutrition and death — all are part of life for the men trying to build the new stadiums and hotels, while supporting their families.
Coal use is at 40-year lows here in the US but it's another story in Europe, where it's on the rise. And as Gerry Hadden reports from Spain, that means trouble for the EU's commitment to cutting CO2 emissions to combat global climate change.