Obama to Attend Climate Talks in Copenhagen

The White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will attend international climate talks next month in Copenhagen and commit the U.S. to a specific short-term target for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, providing new momentum for negotiations that had been faltering.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama will travel to the Danish capital Dec. 9, one day before he visits nearby Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.

There had been doubts about whether the president would attend the climate change conference. Obama said for weeks that he would go only if his presence would help produce a meaningful result.

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