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Better than nothing

The title of this Copenhagen retrospective at Economist.com says it all, although many would disagree with the judgement. The accord sets no targets, and requires

The Copenhagen that matters

Tom Friedman of the New York Times calls Copenhagen a ‘bust’ in this OpEd piece, which really compares the governance of Denmark and the US.

Acting alone on climate change

Philip Bowring argues in this OpEd New York Times piece that only unilateral action, not horse-trading, will induce countries to cut their emissions. Only the

Copenhagen’s surprising gain for

This Copenhagen assessment at CNN.com is by Lisa Margonelli of the New America Foundation. She sees the 3-page ‘Copenhagen Accord’ as a futuristic document personally

Where the action on climate is

This New York Times editorial urges Congress to set national policy that puts a price on greenhouse gas emissions, or failing that, to build on

Copenhagen, and beyond

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

The U.S. is on board

Secretary of State Clinton’s OpEd piece in today’s New York Times lets us reflect how far we have come toward a national commitment to limit

Four sides to every story

Stewart Brand, writing in the New York Times, dissects those warning of or scoffing at climate change. He distinguishes alarmists and skeptics, denialists and calamatists.