"Climate Change Debate To Get Radical Overhaul"

"World leaders will give final approval on a plan to radically overhaul the global climate change debate at summit meetings in Toronto this weekend in the hope of breaking the deadlock in talks for an international emissions-reduction deal, the Toronto Star has learned.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tried to downplay any talk of climate change at the meetings, preferring to focus on the economy.

But environmental stalwarts Brazil and Germany are forging ahead with the creation of a high-level panel made up of heads of state, government ministers and eminent individuals to advance troubled negotiations to cut the world's greenhouse gas emissions and halt global warming."

Allan Woods reports for the Toronto Star June 24, 2010.

Source: Toronto Star, 06/25/2010