Breakthroughs

Obama Pushes Copenhagen Trip Back

Could there be a breakthrough in Copenhagen on climate change? President Obama has changed the dates he plans to attend the summit, according to The Washington Post. He’ll now attend on December 18, when more than 80 heads of government will try to hammer out a plan to address climate change. “After months of diplomatic activity, there is progress being made toward a meaningful Copenhagen accord in which all countries pledge to take action against the global threat of climate change,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs announced Friday afternoon. “Based on his conversations with other leaders and the progress that has already been made to give momentum to negotiations, the president believes that continued U.S. leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference on December 18th rather than on December 9th.”