Shifting Climate | January 11, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 2 | pp. 27-29
Issue Date: January 11, 2010

Shifting Climate

News Analysis: Copenhagen meeting falls victim to evolving global-warming politics
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Climate change, global warming, Copenhagen

In the end, all that the head of the United Nations could do was put an optimistic spin on the outcome of last month’s climate-change talks in Copenhagen.

The international negotiations yielded little. They were stymied not only by shifting geopolitical dynamics but also by procedural maneuvers that stifled consensus and by disruptions from the unprecedented number of people observing the proceedings. The result raises the prospect that nations will eschew the UN process and . . .

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