World Leaders are going to delay a final global warming agreement past the Copenhagen summit. The refusal of China and other third world countries to participate is creating a rift. This is bad news for President Obama's attempt to get climate change legislation through the Senate.
From the NYT:
SINGAPORE — President Obama and other world leaders have decided to put off the difficult task of reaching a climate change agreement at a global climate conference scheduled for next month, agreeing instead to make it the mission of the Copenhagen conference to reach a less specific “politically binding” agreement that would punt the most difficult issues into the future.