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Copenhagen Climate Conference

Beginning of the End for Global Warming Politics?


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Green activists are appalled that last December’s UN climate conference
in Copenhagen, Denmark, did not produce a binding treaty obliging the
world’s industrial powers to limit their carbon emissions. Worse, they
are aghast that U.N. officials kept them out of the negotiating process,
reversing trends of the past two decades that promoted increasing
participation by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) claiming to
represent “civil society” apart from U.N. member states. What’s the next
step for the greens? Our author predicts an increase in extremist
activism.