Washington Post Discusses Climate Talks In Poland, U.S. Stance
Washington Post: Climate talks at risk of failure as U.S. leaves a leadership void
“Global talks to combat climate change risked breaking up with little to show for them, participants [at the climate change conference in Poland] said Wednesday, with the hostile U.S. stance on aggressive action leaving a leadership void that other countries have been reluctant or unable to fill. The year’s largest gathering of climate negotiators, with nearly 200 countries represented, is seen as a crucial moment when the world will either commit to ramping up its ambitions to attack the issue or risk falling even further behind in staving off the worst effects of global warming. Yet with two days to go before the talks are scheduled to close, participants say they have seen scant progress…” (Dennis/Witte, 12/12).