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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-18-09 07:09 PM
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27. Obama says 'unprecedented' deal reached on climate
Source: Yahoo

COPENHAGEN President Barack Obama said the United States, China and several other countries reached an "unprecedented breakthrough" Friday to curb greenhouse gas emissions including a mechanism to verify compliance after a frenzied day of diplomacy at the U.N. climate talks.

The agreement, which also includes the developing nations of India, South Africa and Brazil, requires each country to list the actions they will take to cut global warming pollution by specific amounts, a senior Obama administration official said. The official described the deal on the condition of anonymity because specific details had not been announced.

The deal reiterates a goal that eight leading industrialized nations set earlier this year on long-term emission cuts and provides a mechanism to help poor countries prepare for climate change, the official said.

But it falls far short of committing any nation to emissions reductions beyond a general acknowledgment that the effort should contain global temperatures along the lines agreed to by the leading economic nations in July.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/climate



I guess it is revolutionary given that the feds are not denying climate change.
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