Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have hit 400 parts per million, a level not seen in two-million years.
After two and a half days of round-the-clock discussions at the end of COP17, global leaders have finally agreed on a course to fight climate change.
A meaningful outcome to the climate change talks is impossible because of too many agendas.
Protesters who were attacked with water bottles and stones in a civil society march during COP17 in Durban intend opening a criminal case.
Protesters marched through the streets of Durban on Saturday morning creating a spectacle that was worlds apart from the solemn climate change talks.
The science is clear: even if Durban delivers a second round of carbon-cutting commitments and everyone agrees, climate change will accelerate.
The UN climate talks in Durban have kicked off amid distrust over carbon cuts, and worries that the Kyoto Protocol will be "murdered on African soil".
UN talks to save the Kyoto Protocol begin today in Durban, aimed at cutting emissions blamed for rising sea levels, intense storms and crop failures.
Pledges to cut carbon emissions are due to expire next year without new binding commitments from developed nations, the UN's climate chief has warned.