Each conference hears reports about how much the world is depending on these gatherings to develop cooperative international approaches to mitigate and adjust to climate change.
Extreme weather has resulted in more destruction from floods, droughts, and heat waves, and these trends will increase with greater occurrences expected in the future.
The ultra-right, congressional Republicans, Republicans in state legislatures, and the Koch brothers and their cohort and paid flacks have a problem. It is called reality.
Planet Earth is facing a double whammy - an environmental meltdown and an economic crisis.
After a re-election that immediately followed the havoc Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the East Coast, President Obama mentioned climate change in his acceptance speech last night.