Sierra Club: “A historic–if incomplete–agreement to begin tackling global warming.”
President Obama Friday announced that he had agreed to a “first step” global warming deal with China, India, Brazil and South Africa at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen–an accord long on promise and short on accomplishment….
Mr. Obama called the agreement “meaningful and unprecedented,” because it included promises by China and other major developing nations to slow the growth of their greenhouse gas emissions. “What we’ve achieved in Copenhagen will not be the end, but the beginning, the beginning of a new era of international action,” he said.
That’s the first take of the conservative daily Washington Times in their useful daily Washington Insight/Energy (sub. req’d).
In his DotEarth post, “A ‘First Step’ Climate Deal,” Revkin writes, “Here is a link to the ‘Copenhagen Accord‘ as it stands in the middle of the night here.” The Washington Post has a long story just up, “World leaders reach deal on climate change in Copenhagen.”
Here’s the other side of the spectrum from WashTimes — Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director: