"An Air of Frustration for Europe at Climate Talks"

"COPENHAGEN -- By early Saturday morning, the atmosphere at the European Union pavilion at the Bella Center had turned funereal.

A group of ashen-faced European negotiators sipped beer from bottles in dim light as crews began dismantling food stalls, television monitors and giant displays of the Union's blue and gold flags.

Not far away, José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, and Fredrik Reinfeldt, the prime minister of Sweden, which holds the bloc's rotating presidency, were telling European leaders that to reach a strong global deal eventually, they would have to endorse the Copenhagen accord despite its shortcomings."

James Kanter reports for the New York Times December 20, 2009
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"Climate Scientists Underwhelmed by Copenhagen Accord" (AFP)

Source: NYTimes, 12/21/2009