This is welcome news indeed:
“The president believes that continued U.S. leadership can be most productive through his participation at the end of the Copenhagen conference on December 18th rather than on December 9th,” said a statement from Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary. “There are still outstanding issues that must be negotiated for an agreement to be reached, but this decision reflects the president’s commitment to doing all that he can to pursue a positive outcome.”
Obama listened to the global outcry asking him to come on the right date and actually help make a difference, and for that he certainly deserves our thanks. Now that he has moved the date of his trip, however, he needs to move the US’s emissions targets and financial commitments as well and really help get the world on the right path.