11/5/2009

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry said the U.S. was abandoning its pursuit of a legally binding global climate change treaty at Copenhagen in December, saying the U.S. will pursue a treaty for 2010. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who had indicated the Copenhagen assembly represented the world's last chance to curb global climate change, said waiting a year to agree to a treaty would be too long a delay.

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