Tensions are running high as the world's representatives hash out a "rulebook" to help ensure the viability of humanity.
A US-led discussion to "showcase ways to use fossil fuels as cleanly and efficiently as possible" was temporarily halted by a group of protestors shouting "shame on you!" and "keep it in the ground!" -- a reference to fossil fuels that they say should be left unearthed.
US refuses to "welcome" major climate report
Over the weekend, the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait stood in the way of a statement to "welcome" the dire assessment of climate science from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.