strapping on scuba tanks for an underwater meeting to pass a 350 resolution. The spirit is spreading–these pictures are of the Nepali cabinet holding a meeting at Everest base camp. They needed supplemental oxygen too, since most live many thousands of feet lower down on the plains. But they were just as determined to make their point: an agreement that doesn’t get us back to 350 ppm will melt the glaciers that feed the rivers that water a quarter of humanity. Many thanks for the warning–let’s hope it’s heeded a world away in Copenhagen.

And if you’re wondering what makes governments climb mountains?

These are some of the Kathmandu crew doing their thing