DISAPPOINTING

G-20 Ducks Climate Overhaul

Coming to a consensus isn’t easy for the world’s leaders. Though the G-20 agreed on Friday to end government subsidies for fossil-fuel use and production, The Wall Street Journal points out that the decision doesn’t include a deadline or specific targets to combat climate change. The flexibility is good for the short-term interests of each economy but not the long-term well-being of the nation. One of the key agreements: to put off decision-making until December, when an additional international meeting of the minds is set for Copenhagen.