In December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to hash out a climate treaty that will shape our planet for generations to come. Our special climate issue features four different children on the cover to dramatize the point that we're gambling with their future. ~ Mother Jones
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World leaders are about to start negotiating what's likely our last best chance to avert catastrophic climate change—a global treaty to bring down carbon emissions. The stakes are huge, and yet so far it's politics as usual, and conventional wisdom has it that there won't be a deal.