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Climate-Change Talks Nearly Derailed

U.N. climate talks taking place in Durban, South Africa, which were scheduled to end on Friday, were delayed and ran into Saturday after someone sent a fake negotiating text. Several delegates received the text, which said that a new climate agreement should begin during the first half of 2012, while most of the countries want it to go into effect immediately. The text included a note that said the deal had been drawn up by Mexico, the European Union, the United States, Brazil, South Africa, India, and China. The president of the conference eventually issued an official denial of the text.

December 10, 2011 6:58 PM