COP17: Discontent with US grows at climate talks
ARTHUR MAX DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Nov 30 2011 20:21

Leading American environmentalists complained to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday that her negotiators at the UN climate talks risked portraying the US as an obstacle to fighting global warming because of its perceived foot-dragging on key issues.

Separately, European delegates and the head of the African bloc at the 192-party talks also denounced US positions at the talks which are seeking ways to curb the ever-expanding emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

“Developed countries as a whole are not taking climate change seriously as a global issue,” Seyni Nafo, of Mali, said.

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