Barack Obama and the UNFCCC


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The reaction to the COP15 conference has ranged from optimistic to desperate, but, mostly, the reaction has been one of uncertainty. If anything, the conference served to generate a lot of questions.

Good focuses on a few of them and asks: Did Obama kill the UNFCCC with the Copenhagen Accord? Is that a good thing?Ben Jervey writes:

Even the staunchest U.N. defenders recognize that change is needed. It's long been an open secret that the body's demand for consensus blocks any real progress, reducing solutions to the lowest common denominator.

But was the Copenhagen Accord a step in that direction?

Read more at GOOD.is
Read more about the outcome of COP15:
The World Resource Institute's "Environmental Stories to Watch in 2010"
Blaming China for Copenhagen Won't Help the Climate
Copenhagen's Silver Lining: Is the Accord a Big Step Forward?
How Do We Feel Post-Copenhagen?

Tags: Global Climate Change

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