"Earlier this week the climate talks in Copenhagen erupted when The Guardian newspaper published a copy of a proposal drafted by Danish officials ... . Developing country representatives expressed shock and dismay once the text became public. Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping--permanent representative of Sudan to the United Nations and the chief negotiator for the G-77--declared, with tears rolling down his face, "We have been asked to sign a suicide pact." In fact, Di-Aping had seen it a week before, as had other major climate negotiators from rich and poor countries. ... This is not to say that Di-Aping might not have been genuinely upset about the Danish proposal. But there's no way he could have been surprised." Juliet Eilperin reports on the Washington Post's Post Carbon blog Dec. 12, 2009.