The wide divide between the U.S. and the European Union on climate change was clear yesterday, even though U.S. President Bush claimed to reporters that there was a “spirit of cooperation” on the issue. After Bush and the 15 leaders of E.U. nations met behind closed doors, European Commission President Romano Prodi emerged to announce that the E.U. would soon begin a more concerted drive to ratify the 1997 Kyoto treaty on climate change, which Bush has rejected.