U.N. Climate Change Breakthrough Decision Already Made: Where to Hold Next Year's Conference

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UN: Qatar or bust!

Whether global average temperatures are rising or not, United Nations meetings must grind on! Who is the lucky host of next year's conference? The U.N. press release [PDF] reveals:

The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8 (the 18th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, plus the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol), will take place in Qatar from 26 November to 7 December 2012.

Of course, unless it is somehow rescued at the current U.N. meeting in Durban, the Kyoto Protocol officially comes to an end in 2012. So why call a meeting of the Parties to a defunct treaty? Never mind. The important thing to note is that the average temperature in Doha in December hovers around 75 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night.