Cophenhagen Climate Talks
Debbi K. Swanson Patrick
Hopes were high. Squabbles were plentiful. Meetings were tedious, boring, and secretive. Until U.S. President Obama swooped in to the United Nations climate change talks and got things cooking. At the end, well, most agree that it was not the greatest of outcomes, just a direction; unenforceable by law. Until Obama’s arrival and series of meetings with various leaders, it looked as if most attendees were ready to pack their bags in disgust, with each one blaming the other for no results. With results slight, everyone agrees there are no easy answers. Finding agreement among so many disparate nations is a tough battle, requiring changes in philosophy and economics.
Here is a link to a New York Times analysis.
Question: How much progress do you think we’ll make in 10 years? 20?
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