"COPENHAGEN -- Around dawn, managers of climate talks here sought to get final approval of the Copenhagen Accord, a climate agreement shaped by the United States and four partners in the final days of climate talks. They faced blistering opposition from representatives of half a dozen countries, some banging their desks and one, from Venezuela, bloodying her hand while trying to be recognized. In the end, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon directly intervened, sending aides to round up the aggrieved delegations and meeting with them privately for an hour. The public scene in the plenary, leading up to the private meeting and the consensus to 'take note' of the accord, is recorded in the conference minutes below, which provide a window on the 'wild roller coaster ride' described by Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary General for Policy and Planning." Andrew C. Revkin publishes the raw notes on Dot Earth Dec. 19, 2009.