In the last few days it has seemed like the only thing everyone can agree on in Copenhagen is that time is running out.
The heads of state start arriving today and descend in full force on Thursday.
Negotiators say they don’t want their leaders arguing over the placement of a comma or a set of brackets, and so everything needs to be tied up by Friday morning.
That leaves just over two days, and more than 190 countries gathered in the conference hall can’t even settle on a draft text to argue over.
The parties seem to have divided into three factions – although officially it is rich vs poor, as developing countries say they are united.
In reality, developed countries responsible for most emissions currently in the atmosphere are facing down the major developing countries expected to produce the majority of emissions in coming decades.