Climate-Change Talks Nearly Derailed

    Delegates and negotiators discuss the latest draft report on December 10, 2011 on the final day of negotiations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the  International Convention Center in Durban.  Deep into an unscheduled 13th day, UN climate talks on December 10  struggled to agree on a proposed pact to roll back carbon emissions in a key decade for fighting global warming.              AFP PHOTO / RAJESH JANTILAL (Photo credit should read RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    U.N. climate talks taking place in Durban, South Africa, which were scheduled to end on Friday, were delayed and ran into Saturday after someone sent a fake negotiating text. Several delegates received the text, which said that a new climate agreement should begin during the first half of 2012, while most of the countries want it to go into effect immediately. The text included a note that said the deal had been drawn up by Mexico, the European Union, the United States, Brazil, South Africa, India, and China. The president of the conference eventually issued an official denial of the text.

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