Climate Summit Accord Is a Step Toward Progress

An evening deal struck in Copenhagen has displeased some, but negotiators say world leaders have set forth a solid base for future global actions

As the dark, Danish evening wore on through Friday, Dec. 18, the last scheduled day of the climate summit in Copenhagen, exhausted delegates and observers were sleeping under blankets at the Bella convention center, nongovernmental organizations were handing out free food, and caffeine-fueled reporters gave chase to anyone offering the smallest crumb of news.

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