Dense fog hangs inside and outside the Frankfurt airport, a hazy waypoint on the road to Poznan.
As the most dedicated climate policy watchers all know, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently in its 14th session in Poznan, Poland. For the last week, senior climate policy negotiators from around the world have been feeling one another out, testing support for ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets to replace the now irrelevant Kyoto accord (which times out in 2012).
This week, a collection of politicians are scheduled to join the party, and the early reports suggest that they will shift the mood from merely pessimistic to decidedly defeatist.
On behalf of the DeSmogBlog, I will be on the ground in Poznan, ready to bring you the news.