One thing that has changed significantly about COP is the scale — in Poland in 2008 fewer than 10,000 people attended (Photo: Pascale Palmer)

Dubai's COP28 — a view from the ground

The big end-of-year COP28 climate summit is a strange beast — thousands of similar-minded delegates in one space, rushing from meeting, to panel discussion, to negotiation, to press conference, gut-bacteria synced to the limited food offerings. (There are memorably bad stories from last year's COP in Egypt, when the toilet tanks exploded and the negotiators ran out of food and water.)

Right now, as COP28 gets underway, Dubai feel...

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