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A power plant near Katowice, Poland, the host city for a major global climate conference that began on Sunday. It is the most important climate meeting since the 2015 Paris climate agreement was signed. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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High Stakes As International Climate Conference Begins

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Smog blankets Santiago, Chile, in June. A U.N. report warns that even a 1.5-degree C increase in global temperatures will cause serious changes to weather, sea levels, agriculture and natural eco-systems. Cllaudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate

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Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's Minister of Environment, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman Rajendra Pachauri and Renate Christ, Secretary of the IPCC present the Synthesis Report during a news conference in Copenhagen on Sunday. Scanpix Denmark/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Geoff Brumfiel on the U.N. panel's report

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