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EU: climate deal hinges on US, China

STRASBOURG, France (AP) - The European Union is pressing the United States and China to come to the table with substantive greenhouse gas reduction proposals at a summit next month.

The EU says global warming cannot be reversed without that sort of commitment from Washington and Beijing when world leaders gather in Copenhagen in about two weeks.

Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren says the absence of U.S. and Chinese proposals would leave half of emissions uncovered by a global deal.

U.S. officials said this week the Obama administration will soon announce its targets. Washington has resisted doing so without the backing of Congress, which is not expected to pass climate legislation until next year at the earliest.

Beijing has pledged reductions but hasn't been specific.

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  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Nov 25, 2009 at 08:15 AM
    Why aren't you reporting on Climate-gate. This Global Warming crud has been exposed as a lie and the press is going on as if nothing happened.
  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Nov 24, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    Have non of these people read the latest news. Seems the Europe's top climatologist have been caught lying about 10 years of climate data. They have been covering it up for fear of loosing funding. They lament over thousands of E mails that the planet is actually cooling and that they must destroy anyone who challenges global warming. It's all so sinister. Seems Al Gore was wrong. The settled science is bogus. This man made climate change is crap and our president is about to sell our sovereignty for a lie.


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