Representatives from 195 countries, including the United States, China and India, are meeting in Paris this week to discuss plans for mitigating climate change, an increasingly pressing issue for many countries, especially those in warmer climates. Scientists are reporting increased frequency and intensity of droughts, floods, wildfires and storms, placing property, crops, ecosystems and human lives at risk.
What follows are images of what governments around the world are facing.
— By CNBC's Robert Ferris
Posted 1 Dec. 2015