Obama sees Cancun meet as advance in climate change fight

WASHINGTON Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:33pm EST

President Barack Obama delivers remarks before the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 at the White House in Washington December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Barack Obama delivers remarks before the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 at the White House in Washington December 8, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday that the Cancun climate conference had built on the Copenhagen accord and advances the effort to address climate change, the White House said.

The White House summarized a phone call between Obama and Calderon after almost 200 countries agreed on Saturday to modest steps to combat climate change, including a fund to help poor nations, but they put off tough decisions on cutting greenhouse gas emissions until next year.

(Editing by Vicki Allen)

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Trooth wrote:
The climate fight = redistribution of wealth. For all of you Democrats who love that idea, the United States is the evil rich person in this case. The other countries want our money. They believe we can do without healthcare, social security, medicare, national defense, so that we can give it to them.

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