"Resignation And Anger In Durban: ‘What is the news I’m going to take home to my flooded country?’"
The representatives of developing countries are expressing their dismay at the the limited agreement the United States and China are willing to adopt on carbon pollution and climate resilience at the United Nations negotiations in Durban, South Africa. “What is the news I’m going to take home to my flooded country?” Claudia Salerno, the lead negotiator for Venezuela, asked angrily. “This is nothing compared to the level of ambition that we require.” During these talks, people’s around the world have been disrupted and destroyed by climate disasters. For the second year in a row, killer floods have struck Venezuela during the negotiations, killing at least eight and putting 29,000 families in shelters.