Sounds like President Obama and Hillary Clinton stormed into a meeting in Copenhagen and bullied everyone into signing a bill. What they pushed through isn’t so impressive. Here’s the bottom line:
The agreement apparently grew out of a document that was being edited by high-ranking officials from some two dozen countries throughout the day. But many specifics that were included in earlier versions were excised in the document left on the table when Mr. Obama made his announcement, and many parties considered it at best a work in progress. The agreement contains several enumerated points asserting a general commitment to the idea that “climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time” and asserts that “deep cuts” in global emissions were required.