Copenhagen Week 1: wrap-up

Chronicle guest blogger Victor Flatt has quick summary of week 1 of Copenhagen:

“The most interesting thing so far is again how the other countries are really looking to the US for leadership and following all the news from here (about the new Senate compromise for instance). This need for the US and US leadership is at war with the harsh criticism of the proposed US near term cuts. What could happen? Maybe moving to a slightly later time for cuts or allowing averaging so that the US’s later cuts could be presented as more significant than the short term ones.”

Flatt is now in Copenhagen and will be providing updates through the rest of the week.
Also, he’s an update on the protests at Copenhagen from the NYT’s Andrew Revkin: