Although almost all scientists agree that the world is getting warmer, not all agree exactly what the effects will be. But in Bangladesh, there is no such certainty. Step Vaessen of Al Jazeera English recently traveled to the island of Bhola in southern Bangladesh, where more than a million people have had to flee to higher ground.
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Finding a solution to climate change will involve a balancing act that addresses human and economic needs and ensures the long-term future of the natural world. The debate is often portrayed as an "either-or" proposition in which economic needs trump nature. For a closer look at the impact of climate change on nature, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Steve Sanderson.
To help developing nations deal with global warming, Hillary Clinton said the U.S. would join other countries in raising $100 billion per year. But the economic impact of cleaning up the environment is preventing many nations from committing to a regulatory blueprint. Melissa Chan of Al Jazeera English reports from Shanxi province in the coal belt of northern China.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian argues that the Chinese have multiple reasons for the stance they are currently taking at Copenhagen. Leaders must respond to China's pressing demographic changes and safeguard its international image in the developing world.
The Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations has been extensively covering China's environmental shift for the China Green project. Worldfocus has selected four multimedia pieces from "Tibetan Plateau in Peril" that address climate change in Tibet, where glacial melting threatens Asia's water supply -- leading to potentially disastrous consequences.
There is not much consensus on climate policy in India, which is the fourth-largest aggregate emitter of greenhouse gases worldwide. Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi explains Indian climate change politics.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board join Edie Magnus to discuss: continuing security problems in Iraq, President Barack Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize and the prospects of a climate agreement in Copenhagen.
Will China accept lower growth and higher energy costs that could result from the Copenhagen summit? While virtually no one in China denies climate change, debate focuses on the speed and selection of renewable energy alternatives. Martin Savidge hosts Julian Wong and Rashid Kang to discuss how China is developing its alternative energy programs.
Addressing the effects of rising seas, a Bangladeshi man created "school boats" to bring school to children. Producer Steve Sapienza of the Pulitzer Center reports on how social entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments in poorer countries are trying to deal with climate change today.
Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.