Crowds march, Pope urges 'courage' as climate talks reach crunch

More than 10,000 activists marched near Ostende in Belgium on December 6, 2015 as the the COP21 climate conference entered its final weekPope Francis on Sunday urged nations to act with “courage” while 10,000 climate activists took to the beach in Belgium, a day before UN talks enter their crunch phase in the search for a historic pact against global warming. Ministers begin a frenetic week of negotiations Monday to seal a historic 195-nation agreement in Paris. The talks in Le Bourget, just north of the French capital, crown more than two decades of fraught negotiations to curb climate change, which threatens to make Earth increasingly hostile to human existence.

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