Consequences of Copenhagen Forget the Club of Rome, This is the Club Of Losers

After days of negotiations, debate, political drama and pages of will-they or won't-they headlines, the Copenhagen climate conference is over. And there is no conclusive agreement on any important issues. So did the situation produce any winners -- or has the whole world become a club for environmental losers?
The coast of the Funafuti Atoll: A rise in sea levels could have catastrophic consequences for island nations like Tuvalu or the Maldives.

The coast of the Funafuti Atoll: A rise in sea levels could have catastrophic consequences for island nations like Tuvalu or the Maldives.

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Photo Gallery: A Fiasco in Copenhagen
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Photo Gallery: A Fiasco in Copenhagen

Photo Gallery: Demonstrators Fail in Attempt to Storm Conference
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Photo Gallery: Demonstrators Fail in Attempt to Storm Conference

Photo Gallery: How Germany's Climate Is Changing
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Photo Gallery: How Germany's Climate Is Changing