"COPENHAGEN -- Four nations proposed guiding principles for 'green funds' on Wednesday, hoping to end deadlock at U.N. talks on ways to manage billions of dollars to help the poor cope with global warming. 'Financing will need to be scaled up significantly and urgently, starting fast and rising over time,' Britain, Australia, Mexico and Norway said in a joint submission to the December 7-18 meeting in Copenhagen. ..." Reuters had the story Dec. 9, 2009.
"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.
"COPENHAGEN -- The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says she will take commonsense steps to regulate carbon emissions to protect the health of Americans. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her newly declared power to regulate greenhouse gases will be used to complement legislation pending in Congress, not replace it. ... Jackson spoke Wednesday at the 192-nation climate conference in Copenhagen, which is trying to forge an international treaty to control the gases causing the Earth's temperature to rise. The AP had the story Dec. 9, 2009.