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December 7th, 2009
11:19 AM ET

Why the Copenhagen climate talks matter

As of today, 15,000 people are expected in Copenhagen, Denmark.

As of today, 15,000 people are expected in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Steve Hargreaves
CNNMoney.com staff writer

It's a massive jamboree, with tempers on both sides of the issue running hot and no final deal in sight.

But even so, we'd better pay attention to what transpires here, the consequences of action or inaction may be massive.

Starting Monday, 15,000 people are expected in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the next two weeks they're supposed to be hashing out a successor to the Kyoto Treaty, the global deal regulating greenhouse gases that expires in 2012.

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