Obama Pressured to Return to Copenhagen for Climate Talks

Publication: Bloomberg

Author: Kim Chipman

10/03/2009 - President Barack Obama’s failure to land the Olympics on a visit to Copenhagen hasn’t diminished pressure from environmentalists for him to return there this year on another risky mission: winning a global warming accord.

“I would hope since he went to push Chicago’s bid for the Olympics, he would go back in December to help save the world from climate change,” said Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Pew Environment Group’s U.S. Global Warming Campaign in Washington.

The U.S., China and 190 other countries are set to gather in Copenhagen to hammer out terms for a climate accord to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

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