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Doha climate talks stall

Glaciers are melting and ice sheets are retreating, the threat of global warming could even see the Arctic's ice cover disappear entirely, and the consequences don't stop there: Rising water levels, the flooding of coastal regions, worsening drought and tropical cyclones are all down on a long list of potential problems. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon reiterated the need for ugent action at the Doha Climate Change conference this week but all sides continue to argue over who will pay for it.

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2014-04-16 France

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