GlobeTracker| The one-day UN meeting on climate change, just three months ahead of the big international summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, got mixed reviews. The Christian Science Monitor overviews the press reports.
The growing sense is that President Obama may not have the ability to deliver climate change legislation in America, as Republicans and some Democrats say they won’t support any cap-and-trade system that seeks to reduce emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.
Xinhua, China’s official news agency, reported that General Assembl President Ali Treki, a veteran Libyan diplomat said: “In sub-Saharan Africa, in the deltas of Asia or among the Pacific Islands and elsewhere, climate changes such as rising sea levels, floods, droughts, hurricanes and other changed weather patterns are threatening not only hard-won progress in the battle against poverty, but the existence of entire nations,” Treki warned. via Christian Science Monitor