Podcast: Just 5 countries could make or break climate change

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Over the next two weeks, leaders from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Glasglow, Scotland, for a United Nations climate summit known as COP26. We’ve all heard it before. Scientists have warned of rising sea levels, sinking cities and millions of refugees if carbon emissions are not drastically reduced. Officials will tell you that we must all act immediately. However, the fate of humanity rests in the hands of a few countries.

Today, we’re gathering our panel of correspondents from across the globe to focus on a few crucial countries in the fight against climate change and why it’s been so difficult for them to reduce their emissions.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times Beijing bureau chief Alice Su, Seoul correspondent Victoria Kim, Singapore correspondent David Pierson and Mexico City correspondent Kate Linthicum

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“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, senior producer Denise Guerra and producers Shannon Lin, Melissa Kaplan and Ashlea Brown. Our engineer is Mario Diaz. Lauren Raab, Shani O. Hilton are our editors. Andrew Eapen composed our theme song.

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