Selfishness Abounds Copenhagen Reveals a Vicious Circle of Mistrust

Who is to blame for the summit disaster? The US? China? The EU? The G-8? In fact, all of the above. It was a coming together of states that killed off a vital resource for the world: trust.
Von Christian Schwägerl
Copenhagen's conference ended without a legally-binding agreement to reduce emissions.

Copenhagen's conference ended without a legally-binding agreement to reduce emissions.

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