"Danes Block Proposal From Island Nation of Tuvalu for Tougher Climate Action"
"COPENHAGEN -- The tiny Pacific island of Tuvalu has been rebuffed at Copenhagen after demanding strong action to curb global warming. Tuvalu proposed amending the U.N. climate treaty to require the world's nations to keep the rise in temperatures to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) above preindustrial levels. But Danish conference president Connie Hedegaard declined to advance the proposal, after objections from other nations. Oil producing nations, and others, would be hurt by the required strict limits on burning fossil fuels." The AP had the story Dec. 9, 2009.