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Greenpeace Reaction to Obama Copenhagen Speech

WASHINGTON - Commenting on President Obama’s speech to the
Copenhagen climate summit, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Phil
Radford, said:
“The world was waiting for the spirit of yes we can, but all we got was
my way or the highway.

Obama can still save Copenhagen by doing what he called on other
leaders to do and give some ground by increasing his commitment to cut
global warming pollution. But as it is he crossed an ocean to tell the
world he has nothing new to offer, then he said take it or leave it.

"By offering no movement on US global warming pollution cuts he showed
his disregard for the science and the victims of climate change in the
United States and abroad. He now risks being branded as the man who
killed Copenhagen.

“He said all parties must move, but he offered no movement. He said the
decades long split between the rich world and poor needs to end, but
his vision of a deal here would give us a 3 degree Celsius temperature
rise that  will devastate Africa and the small island states.”



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