Dec. 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.