Posted by: philadelphiadieseldifference | December 21, 2009

COP-15 Climate Deal Falls Short of Expectations

An accord was struck on Dec. 18th, 2009 in the Copenhangen Climate Talks which establishes goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while failing to create a legally binding structure to enforce these commitments. While some lauded the deal as an unprecedented achievement, others argue that the resolution is unlikely to constrain future global temperature increases to two degrees–the threshold recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to prevent catastrophic effects of climate change.


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