Added Momentum to Copenhagen

from Wildlife Promise

In a strong signal of support for an international climate treaty, President Obama has changed his travel schedule and will now be attending the conclusion of the upcoming climate treaty discussions in Copenhagen.

I’m glad to see this important sign of the President’s commitment to a productive outcome of these negotiations. According to the International Energy Agency each year of additional delay in addressing climate change and moving to a clean energy economy will cost us an additional $500 billion, so this added momentum to the negotiations is good news.

Here’s a good visual from Climate Interactive of the long term climate impacts of the proposals that will be under consideration in the Copenhagen negotiations.