Everglades National ParkDec. 6, 1947:  President Harry S Truman dedicates Everglades National Park (seen at right).

Dec. 6, 1988:  The United Nations establishes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which brings together the world’s climate scientists to project the future impacts from a changing climate.

Dec. 6, 2009:  The Copenhagen Climate Summit opens, drawing tens of thousands of delegates, advocates, and journalists to the Danish capital. While industrialized nations hammered out a non-binding agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, the conference failed to achieve its goals of stronger global action on climate change.

Dec. 6, 2012:  As his country reels from a lethal cyclone, the Naderev Saño, the chief Filipino delegate to the Doha Climate Conference makes an emotional plea for action on climate change.

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This feature is compiled by Peter Dykstra, an MNN contributor and publisher of Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate.