Troubled Climate Talks Merkel to Attend Copenhagen Despite Deal Doubts

The good news: German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she intends to attend the Copenhagen climate talks. The bad news: 21 other world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, have said they don't expect the talks to produce a binding treaty.
Protestors in Copenhagen in November, shortly before one of several sets of pre-talks held in Denmark before the main Copenhagen climate talks set for early December

Protestors in Copenhagen in November, shortly before one of several sets of pre-talks held in Denmark before the main Copenhagen climate talks set for early December

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