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In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet
In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet

Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and Australia. Representatives of nearly 200 countries are meeting in Peru, and by the weekend, they must produce building blocks for a global accord to cut heat-trapping emissions and help poorer nations cope with damage from an already-hotter planet. The final agreement is supposed to be signed in Paris a year from now. Two decades of international talks have done little to rein in growing emissions, but the two top emitters, China and the United States, made a joint...

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