There were plenty of hints over the past month that world leaders would down-shift expectations for drafting a new, international climate treaty in Copenhagen next month. Still, when news broke over the weekend that key nations, including the United States, were planning to push a final treaty into 2010, it came as shock to climate activists and commentators world wide.

Grist editors will be compiling various reactions below. Drop links and your own thoughts into the comments box at the bottom of the page.

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