Dispatch from Copenhagen: Crowds, poor food, and possible limits on attendees

What’s it like at the 192-nation climate summit in Copenhagen? “Welcome to the zoo,” shrugs Stephen Harper, director of environmental and energy policy at Intel, as he makes his way through the crowds. The Bella convention center venue itself gets high marks—far better than the facilities at last year’s United Nations Climate Conference in Poznań, Poland, for instance. But even if the plenary session rooms are huge and spiffy, the food at the Bella Center leaves much to be desired (“poor food, poorly prepared,” sniffs one company representative) and the place is jammed.

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