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Copenhagen Climate Conference



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.