Europe's political miscalculation

The Copenhagen climate summit was a failure on so many levels. The Danish hosts, the UN negotiating system, the big powers, over-ambitious small island states, environmental activists: all must bear a portion of the blame.

The final Copenhagen Accord is the sketchiest of foundations for what look likely to be even tougher negotiations than those leading up to the abortive summit. The one major political bloc not being singled out for significant blame is the EU. But is this justified?

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