COPENHAGEN -- The Chinese premier Wen Jiabao will meet one-on-one with President Barack Obama soon in Copenhagen to try to reach agreement on a new international climate treaty, according to He Yafei, the vice chairman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. "Yes, I believe so," responded He in the hallways of Copenhagen's Bella Center late this afternoon, when he was asked if Wen and Obama, the heads of government of the world's two climate superpowers, would meet to resolve outstanding differences. Wen, whose country is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases on an annual basis, arrived in Copenhagen yesterday for …
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Mark Hertsgaard is the environment correspondent for The Nation, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and a cofounder of Climate Parents. His six books include "HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth."