More Heat Than Light at Global Warming Conference

The Copenhagen climate change conference could end with no agreement, or worse, a weak one

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The Copenhagen climate change conference, with its oversized attendance, combative China, defensive United States, earnest NGOs, boisterous protesters, and an indignant Group of 77, has enough contention for three conferences. In a phone interview from the meeting hall, Senior Editor William Sweet says that worse than no agreement would be a tissue-thin one that papers over some fundamental disagreements.

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