"This is what the 2010 midterm elections will change about U.S. climate policy: Cap-and-trade was dead. Now it will be deader.
And that may be it.
The Republican rout on Nov. 2 swept in dozens of new representatives and senators opposed to using a cap-and-trade scheme to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. By one estimate, almost half of GOP freshman legislators don't even believe there is sound science behind the theory of man-made climate change.
But, observers say, the election may do relatively little to alter U.S. climate policy before United Nations climate talks begin in Cancun on Nov. 29."
"EU Says May Unveil CO2 Credit Curb Plan in Cancun" (Reuters)
"China Urges Rich Nations To 'Show Sincerity' Ahead of Cancun Climate Talks" (Xinhua)
"China Feels Heat of Climate Change Rifts" (Reuters)
Analysis: "New Talks Set as World Warms" (AP)
"Leaking Siberian Ice Raises a Tricky Climate Issue" (AP)
"Climate Progress Possible in Cancun Despite Problems: UN" (AFP)
"Cancun Climate Talks only a 'Staging Post': Cameron" (AFP)
"Investors Call for Global Climate Change Deal at Cancun" (Guardian)