13 Dec '11, 6pm

What the Heck Happened in Durban?

What the Heck Happened in Durban?

So what the heck happened in Durban? Is the world closer to dealing with the problem of global warming? Or not? If, like me, you aren't a devotee of the UN climate negotiations, reading the headlines isn't much help. From the glass-half-full crowd: Progress at end of Durban Cop17 climate talks (LA Times). Reason to smile about Durban climate conference (Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post). Climate deal salvaged after marathon talks (The Guardian). From the pessimists: How the world failed to address climate change–again (Michael Levi at The Atlantic.com). The Durban climate deal failed to meet the needs of the developing world (The Guardian, again). COP out (South Africa's Cape Times). COP out strikes me as about right. To gain some insight in what happened, and why, I called David Victor , a political scientist at the University of California, San Diego, the author of...

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