Climate change: Issue should unite us for common good

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO + 20), will meet from June 20-22, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The two major themes to be addressed are: the green economy, in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development; and, an institutional framework for sustainable development. Just recently, however, an important related event took place in Durban, South Africa—the 17th UN Climate Change Conference. While there was extensive media coverage of this meeting in other parts of our world, relatively little information was provided here in the United States.