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Reporters scramble for latest documents

Updated 8 a.m.
COPENHAGEN--When two key climate-talk documents came out here Friday morning--a proposal by an official U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change ad-hoc working group and another by a group of small island states--there was a mad rush by reporters to get their hands on the texts.

The document center wouldn't give them out to anyone with a press pass, so journalists had to plead for hard copies from their sources. One reporter complained about the situation at a news conference today held by the UNFCC executive secretary Yvo de Boer, who runs the talks.

"Well, people seem to be getting really good at leaking in this place," de Boer quipped, referring, among other things, to the unauthorized distribution earlier in the week of a Danish draft plan.

The Washington Post got Friday's documents, and the whole story, which is posted here.


Debbi Wilgoren

 |  December 11, 2009; 8:00 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Speaking of carbon, could someone explain to me why, when oil prices go up, I read stories that its going to hurt he economy and then, when oil prices go down, I read stories that its going to hurt the economy. Surely, it has to be one or the other!

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | December 11, 2009 4:55 PM
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Oceana - aka "small island states" are attempting to shake down the wealthier nations with "climate guilt." They have always been extremely vulnerable to the next typhoon or Tsunami. Living in a tropical paradise has its risks as well as benefits. If in the rare event sea levels change they will have to move.

This is the major problem with Climate-Scare. It just gives small island states a financial weapon. It also scares people with waterfront property all over the world. It's one big financial shakedown.

Posted by: alance | December 11, 2009 12:59 PM
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