Climate Change

U.S. Pledges Emissions Cuts

The trademark “Obama cool” will be on hand to fight global warming: President Obama will in fact attend the beginning of the U.N. climate-change meeting in Copenhagen on December 9, before jetting off to Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. The president will apparently pledge to reduce American greenhouse-gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020. He will not return for the end of the meeting, which runs from December 7 to December 18.