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Copenhagen's morning reads

By Juliet Eilperin

COPENHAGEN -- One of the interesting things about this year's climate talks are the fissures that have appeared in the developing world's united front, in which emerging economies such as China and India have traditionally allied themselves with poor nations (known as the G-77 in U.N.-speak, even though they number 130).

The BBC has a good story on this. By contrast, the Hindustan Times continues to provide an account of events at Copenhagen that makes no distinction between the geopolitics of old and today.

Plenty of environmental organizations are providing their take on the conference, and the Natural Resources Defense Council has several blogs. Jake Schmidt, the NRDC's international climate policy director, sometimes gives his opinion on current events, like in today's post, but he also provides a good rundown on the state of play. This recent post, and this one, show what developing countries have put on the table for the talks.

Thursday is "Young and Future Generations Day" at the talks, and the Bella Center is swarming with twenty-somethings sporting bright orange T-shirts with the slogan, "How old will you be in 2050?"

American youth environmental activists have already tussled with British climate skeptic Christopher Monckton, who called them "Hitler Youth" for protesting at an Americans for Prosperity event he was headlining. This post includes both a liberal account and a link to the Americans for Prosperity's version of the incident.

And the Energy Action Coalition, a D.C.-based group with an international membership, has one posting on the event at its blog as well as plenty of Copenhagen-related postings from here and around the world.

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 |  December 10, 2009; 4:50 AM ET  |  Category:  Copenhagen morning reads Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg     Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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