Climate Rift Widens as Poor Nations Seek Clarity on Aid Pledges

Climate Rift Widens as Poor Nations Seek Clarity on Aid Pledges

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Since the talks began last week, the two blocs have clashed over the historical responsibility for causing global warming and a demand by the developing world for compensation for the losses and damage they’re facing as a result -- a topic put in the spotlight by the devastation wrought in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan.