Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and president of the 18th United Nations Convention on Climate Change, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, attends a press conference following the opening ceremony of the UN conference in Doha on November 26, 2012. Nearly 200 world nations launched today a new round of talks to review commitments to cutting climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. The two-week conference comes amid a welter of reports warning that extreme weather events like super storm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail. (AFP/Getty Images)
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