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Extinction Rebellion activists are seen protesting on Oct. 31, 2021, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Peter Summers/Getty Images)
Extinction Rebellion activists are seen protesting on Oct. 31, 2021, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Peter Summers/Getty Images)

A major climate meeting gets underway next week in Glasgow, Scotland.

COP26 is a pivotal moment in the struggle against climate change. But it's taking place in the midst of political tensions.

NPR's Dan Charles explains what it will and will not achieve.

This segment aired on October 27, 2021.

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