U.S. Climate Change Envoy: Post-Kyoto Talks 'Inadequate'

A politician that tells the truth is like a dog that can talk — a very rare breed. Yet in a moment of candor, Jonathan Pershing, U.S. deputy special envoy for climate change, admitted what others have been whispering for a while: negotiations in Copenhagen at the end of year to replace the Kyoto Protocol will be disappointing. “[The talks] won’t fail, but [they] will likely be inadequate,” Pershing said on July 13.

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