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January 19, 2020

Climate Issues; and Crop Insurance

Categories: Climate Change

Climate Issues

Reuters writer Ross Colvin reported on Friday that, “U.S. President Barack Obama will attend the end of the Copenhagen climate change summit, a late change of plan the White House attributed on Friday to growing momentum toward a new global accord.”

The Reuters article indicated that, “The Obama administration has been encouraged by recent announcements by China and India, two other major carbon emitters, to set targets to rein in emissions and the growing consensus on raising cash to help poor nations cope with global warming, seen as a stumbling block to a new U.N. deal.

“Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen swiftly welcomed Obama’s decision, saying his attendance was ‘an expression of the growing political momentum toward sealing an ambitious climate deal in Copenhagen.’”

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