climate accord

Is anyone else fed up with how "the news" is dominated by stories that provoke fear, panic and paranoia?
I'm inviting you to a bean feast -- that's what the Brits call that big company dinner when we gather to celebrate or because we have to.
After two weeks of hectic parleys, more than 190 countries at the Lima climate change talks agreed on a plan to fight global warming that would, for the first time, commit all countries to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions. There is a significant departure from one of the defining principles of the last 20 years of climate talks: wealthy countries would not carry the burden of cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
MEXICO CITY (AFP) -- Environment ministers from the world's largest polluters, including the United States and China, meet