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Merkel Visit Devolves into Shouting Match November 3, 2009

Posted by Morgan in copenhagen, International Adaptation, tcktcktck.
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“No, you first!”, “Nien, du zuerst!” shouted world leaders Barack Obama and Angela Merkel to each other at a meeting over climate finance.

The meeting, hoped by many to be a breakthrough in EU/US leadership on climate change finance, quickly turned sour when neither leader could make a way through the impasse.  Merkel cited excuses like being tired of leading for so long on climate, and Obama claimed that he was powerless to act without congress.

Despite the Copenhagen negotiations being less than 6 weeks away, the world will continue to hold its breath for good news from this bilateral meeting.

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