This editorial gives the New York Times’ assessment of Copenhagen. On the whole, they’re upbeat, seeing benefit in renewed US leadership and China’s emergence as a player. Much work remains, not least Senate passage of a cap-and-trade bill. Rich and poor countries alike must agree to honor their pledges.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).