Dec 9 - Leaders still polarised as Cancun climate talks enter their penultimate day. Travis Brecher reports.
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Activists from environmental group Greenpeace submerged models of iconic structures from around the world in the waters off Cancun Mexico. The Eiffel Tower at the statue of liberty and even the Taj Mahal. All to send a message that a climate calamity will affect every one of us. We need -- political leaders to understand that -- sleep walking us into a crisis. All catastrophic proportions. That you have the rising tide of climate impacts as we get the -- conclude. Already the younger than 50000. Men women and children are dying annually from climate impacts. Meanwhile talks in Cancun continue into their penultimate day. Some an attendance fear that failure at the talks could undermine faith in the ability of the United Nations 194. Member states. To tackle global problems in the 21 century. Cuba's foreign affairs minister says the United States is largely to blame. Only little pool bid basis. And Ellis. A group of countries led by the United States historically the greatest tropical gas and anything country in the world. Kidnap the negotiations process and promoted to didn't position. Of the document that -- guilty the result the challenges identified. By the most conservative scientific research on this subject. Could could -- it was a disaster. Opening how you special -- all went down a little bit south that. The world's governments have struggled to break a deadlock between rich and poor nations on steps to fight global warming and divert new setbacks. After they failed to agree on UN treaty last year in Copenhagen. It. The talks in the Caribbean beach resort are set to wrap up Friday. -- Sprecher. Reuters.
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