The point of the climate negotiations is to replace the 1997 Kyoto climate treaty. The U.S. never ratified that treaty, because it doesn't require rapidly industrializing countries such as China to cut emissions. The head of the American negotiating team in Copenhagen, Todd Stern, tells NPR's Richard Harris that China and India's reluctance to make binding commitments remains a stumbling block.
Climate Envoy: China, India Remain Stumbling Blocks
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