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Britain lectures America on climate change 101

The Copenhagen climate conference kicks off on 7th December, and the Brits are already limbering up. In August climate change minister and possible future Labour leader “Red Ed” Miliband launched edspledge.com, a website to “campaign for a deal.” What are your priorities, asks Ed in an online quiz, where one option—“the PM attending Copenhagen to help deliver a deal”—sets a worryingly low bar…

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