The Mexican ocean resort of Cancun is the scene of the 2010 UN climate talks. Almost 200 nations are negotiating on how to reduce carbon emissions which scientists say causes global warming. To many people who have arrived for the conference the choice of Cancun is a little incongrous – a holiday destination of unlimited development, all-inclusive package holidays, and an awful lot of concrete. The local forest was cut down, pushing the indigenious Mayan population further into Mexico’s natural habitat. Ironically, the subject of deforestation has been one of the main topics discussed at the Climate Change summit being held here. Ugochi Anyaka reports from the white beaches and sapphire seas of the Gulf of Mexico.
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