Copenhagen Climate Cables The US and China Joined Forces Against Europe

Last year's climate summit in Copenhagen was a political disaster. Leaked US diplomatic cables now show why the summit failed so spectacularly. The dispatches reveal that the US and China, the world's top two polluters, joined forces to stymie every attempt by European nations to reach agreement.
US President Barack Obama with European leaders at the Copenhagen talks.

US President Barack Obama with European leaders at the Copenhagen talks.

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