Editorial of the Week: Copenhagen, and Beyond in the New York Times

The hard work has only begun,
in Washington and elsewhere. But Copenhagen's achievements are not trivial,
given the complexity of the issue and the differences among rich and poor
countries. President Obama deserves much of the credit. He arrived as the talks
were collapsing, spent 13 hours in nonstop negotiations and played hardball
with the Chinese. With time running out – and with the help of China, India,
Brazil and South Africa – he forged an agreement that all but a handful of the
193 nations on hand accepted. (More…)

Published: December 22, 2009