KATOWICE, Poland | Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland | Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming.

Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference participants cast off hats, scarves and heavy coats as they entered cavernous halls in Katowice heated by coal-fired power plants nearby.

Coal is center-stage at the U.N.

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